Introducing the 2020 Quintus Bordeaux Blend, a captivating red wine hailing from the prestigious Saint Emilion sub-region of Bordeaux, France. This extraordinary creation, produced by Quintus, exudes elegance and finesse, captivating the senses with its rich flavors and impeccable structure.
In the glass, the Quintus unveils a deep, alluring hue that hints at the depth and complexity within. The nose is an invitation to indulge in a sensory journey, with exuberant and confident aromas of damson and black cherries taking center stage. As the wine unfurls, notes of decadent chocolate and tantalizing liquorice emerge, weaving through the palate from beginning to end.
Upon the first sip, the Quintus reveals its full St-Emilion glamour. The palate is a symphony of flavors, with luscious black raspberries, plums, and forest leaves dancing harmoniously. Impeccably poised and polished, this wine showcases a silky texture that offers purity in its fruit expression. A sense of minerality weaves its way through the wine, adding depth and complexity. The finish is nothing short of remarkable, leaving a lasting impression of red pit fruits, cocoa, and salty tannins.
Crafted with precision, the 2020 Quintus is a blend of 62.5% Merlot and 37.5% Cabernet Franc, showcasing the artistry of the winemakers. The grapes were harvested on the 11th and 23rd of September, ensuring optimal ripeness and flavor development. With an alcohol content of 15.5%, this wine embodies power and intensity, yet remains beautifully balanced.
Renowned critics have praised the 2020 Quintus, with Decanter awarding it an impressive score of 93. They describe it as exuberant and confident, with a round and supple texture. James Suckling awards it 98 points, applauding its chalky and salty character, purple fruit, and fine tannins. Other notable publications such as TheWineCellarInsider.com, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck, Vinous, and Wine Enthusiast have also bestowed high scores and accolades upon this exceptional wine.
The 2020 Quintus Bordeaux Blend is a true gem, destined to captivate wine enthusiasts and collectors alike. With its impeccable structure, intense flavors, and the potential for aging, this wine promises to evolve beautifully over the next 8 to 10 years, revealing the nuance and complexity of the limestone terroir. Uncork a bottle of this magnificent wine and embark on a journey through the terroir of Saint Emilion.