Chateau Quintus 2014
The 2014 Quintus was quite backward and tight-lipped when I tasted it from bottle: broody black cherries and black plum, a touch of clove and fresh mint eventually surfacing. The palate is silky smooth on the entry, a Saint Emilion that caresses and seduces the senses. It is very pure with lovely black cherry, blueberry and white pepper notes, although I would be seeking a little more structure and tension on the finish. It is a wine that goes out to give pleasure, but I hope there is more personality and terroir expression that will develop in the future.
Country/Region: France, Saint Emilion
Grape Variety: Merlot 69%, Cabernet Franc 31%
Bottle Size: 750ml
Robert Parker: 90 / 100