Chateau Quintus Saint-Emilion 2012 750ml 93 pts Wine Enthusiast

SKU: 210000049462 ISBN:

Wine Information:

Country: FRANCE

Region: Bordeaux

Appellation: Saint-Emilion

Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon

97 Points James Suckling | A wine with wonderful clarity of fruit and firm, creamy and polished tannins. So intense and powerful. Layers of fruit and tannins intertwined. Lovely blackberry, black cherry, cedar and sandalwood. Mushroom and bark undertones. One of the best from here. Try after 2027.
96 Points Jeb Dunnuck | The flagship 2018 Château Quintus is on another level, offering a gorgeous nose of black raspberries, cassis, spicy oak, chocolate, graphite, and camphor. It has plenty of background oak, yet the texture is brilliant, it's full-bodied, has no hard edges, and delivers just a wonderful sense of purity and elegance. It's the finest vintage to date for this estate. Give bottles 3-4 years and enjoy over the following two decades.
94 Points Decanter | This has heft and texture, and is rippling with concentrated blueberry and blackberry fruits. The toasted oak is a little dominant but this is still extremely young, and needs time to settle and begin to open up. Confident winemaking. A yield of 41.1hl/ha. Drinking Window 2026 - 2042.
94 Points Wine Advocate | A blend of 72.3% Merlot and 27.7% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Quintus is deep garnet-purple in color, bursting from the glass with rambunctious scents of stewed black plums, boysenberries, dried mulberries and Christmas pudding, plus suggestions of sandalwood, cinnamon stick, potpourri and oolong tea. Full-bodied, rich and voluptuously fruited in the mouth, it counters all that fruit with alluring exotic spice and floral accents, supported by plush tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and fragrant.
92 Points Wine Spectator | Plum, black cherry and cassis notes are seamlessly layered, while a bright mineral streak races underneath them. Finish pulls in subtle floral details while the fruit and minerality meld together. Nice length too. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2022 through 2032.


Wine Enthusiast 93 points The second release since the owners of Château Haut-Brion took over the property, this is very tannic and certainly extracted with its dark chocolate flavors. It's textured, dominated by Merlot and richly lush under the tough exterior. Drink from 2020