2014 En Primeur – Chateau Quintus

2014 En Primeur – Chateau Quintus

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Chateau Quintus is an estate that was recently acquired by Domaine Clarence Dillon, the group which includes Chateau Haut-Brion and Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion. As this was the fifth property purchased by the group, the estate was renamed ‘Quintus’. It is located in Saint Emilion, with twenty-eight hectares of vineyard on some of the finest land in the appellation.

The vintage

The 2014 vintage was marked by an extraordinary Indian summer. In the spring, fine weather conditions were conducive to a good start for the growing season. However, wet and cool conditions for the majority of the summer presented some tough challenges for winemakers. Fortunately, September turned out to be an absolutely beautiful month, with dry, extremely sunny weather accompanied by highs of close to 30°C. These idyllic conditions, with cool night-time temperatures, enabled the grapes to ripen beautifully, and the fruit was harvested at its ideal maturity.

The wine

The Chateau Quintus 2014 has notes of raspberry, pepper, and spice on the nose. The wine is very smooth and round on the palate with ripe, full and rich tannins. The freshness enhances the brilliant fruit flavours, which leads to an expressive, elegant finish. The blend for 2014 is 69% Merlot and 31% Cabernet Franc.

Chateau Quintus 2014 En Primeur (UK) Chateau Quintus 2014 En Primeur (HK)

The second wine of the estate is entitled Le Dragon de Quintus. It has very expressive bouquet with notes of cherry and raspberry. It is a charming wine, with a freshness that highlights the great fruit on the palate. The blend for 2014 is 77% Merlot 23% Cabernet Franc.

Le Dragon de Quintus 2014 En Primeur (UK) Le Dragon de Quintus 2014 En Primeur (HK)

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About Lindsay DeMaria
Lindsay is an internet marketing assistant at Millésima for Hong Kong, Singapore and the UK. Beyond her passion for wine and writing, she loves travelling and tries to explore as much of the world as she can. She is currently studying at the INSEEC Bordeaux International Wine Institute for her MBA in Wine Marketing and Management.

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