Introducing the exquisite 2018 Quintus Bordeaux Blend from the renowned Saint Emilion region in Bordeaux, France. This captivating red wine is a true masterpiece, embodying the artistry and precision of winemaking at its finest.
In the glass, the wine showcases a deep, garnet-purple hue that immediately catches the eye and hints at the layers of complexity within. The nose is a sensational bouquet of flamboyant black fruit, blueberry, and crushed violet petals. As the wine opens up, delicate hints of potpourri and a touch of menthol emerge, adding to its allure. The aromas are beautifully well-defined, demonstrating the meticulous craftsmanship behind this vintage.
On the palate, the Quintus 2018 reveals its medium-bodied structure with grace and elegance. Crisp black fruit flavors take center stage, accompanied by subtle tobacco and light cedar notes that add depth and complexity. The wine exhibits a Left Bank-inspired personality, lightly spiced and with a precise, minerally finish that lingers on the palate.
Renowned critics have heaped praise upon this exceptional wine. Vinous awarded it an impressive score of 92 points, noting its exuberance, intensity, and well-defined aromas. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded the wine an outstanding score of 94+ points, highlighting its voluptuous fruit, exotic spice, and plush tannins. Furthermore, esteemed wine critic Jeb Dunnuck awarded the 2018 Quintus an outstanding score of 96 points, describing it as the finest vintage to date for this esteemed estate.
Crafted from a blend of 72.3% Merlot and 27.7% Cabernet Franc, this wine strikes the perfect balance between elegance and high alcohol. With an alcohol percentage of 15.5%, it manages to maintain its poise and finesse, showcasing the purity and intensity of the red fruits that dominate the palate.
The 2018 Quintus is a wine of exceptional quality that will undoubtedly age gracefully for years to come. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future indulgence, this Bordeaux Blend promises an unforgettable experience for wine enthusiasts seeking the finest expressions of Saint Emilion's terroir.