About the Wine
"We believe it to be a sleeping beauty of a property" were the words proclaimed by Prince Robert of Luxembourg, the President of Haut-Brion, when they purchased the property in 2011. He was right. Under new guidance the Chateau has become a sleeping giant, too often being overlooked, that delivers well above it's modest price tag!
79% Merlot 21% Cabernet Franc. The first word that comes to mind here is: harmonious. The wine is attractive, very round, smooth and fresh, with red fruit, redcurrant and blueberry overtones. It will be ready to drink fairly young and should provide a great deal of pleasure.
Le Dragon de Quintus treads softly in the saturated market that surrounds the Bordeaux wine world. Only rewarding those in the know. At the time of the purchase Prince Robert declared, "Our family company looks forward to returning this great estate to its former glory." It didn't take them long and once this wine blesses your palate, you won't be able to resist! I recommend bringing home at least 6 bottles and tasting one every 2-4 months, if you can wait that long...
Very attractive strawberries and fresh mushrooms with hints of fresh herbs. Medium to full body, polished and silky tannins and a savory finish. The citrusy acidity gives this wine a vibrant aftertaste. Drink or hold. ~92 JS