2016 Le Dragon de Quintus Saint Emilion

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  • Operated by the owners of Haut-Brion
  • From 1868 - 1949 the estate was considered a "first growth"
  • Same winemaking team as Haut-Brion
  • Saint-Émilion Grand Cru classified wine 
  • Free Shipping on 6 or more bottles of this wine

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 its 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... 

Reviews

A delicious and fresh St.-Emilion with ripe blackberries and a subtle, mineral note that shows clearly on the long, crisp, and juicy finish. Second wine of Château Quintus. Already friendly, but better from 2020. ~93 James Suckling