Château Quintus is the 5th child within the Domaine Clarence Dillon family of wines. Its name is a tribute to the Gallo-Romans, creators of Saint-Emilion’s vineyards, who had the custom of naming their fifth child Quintus.

Tasting notes

Beautiful deep red colour with mauve highlights.
Concentrated, very ripe nose with hintsof black fruit and cocoa. 
Very full and supple on the palate. It is stunning that a wine
this young is so round, with a certain harmony seemingly impervious to
distortion—a sweetsensation which is the sign of maturity certainly plays
a role here. Aromatic finish. We were fortunate to acquire this superb
property last June, and thereforeto have the opportunity to totally control the vineyard
and the vinification of the 2011 vintage. We are proud of this first Quintus
vintage and are eager to discover all the secrets of this magnificent terroir.

The climate

One of the characteristics of 2011 was an extremely dry spring. Based on the measured rainfall in April, May and June this was the driest spring since 1949.Happily, summer brought some rain which allowed the vine to continue its growth. With a dry September, we were able to harvest in optimal conditions.

Some Technical Information

  • Harvest Dates

    From 12th to 27th of September 

  • Blend

    Merlot: 50%
    Cabernet Franc: 50 %

  • New barrels


  • Alcohol


  • Bottling date

    On May 14th 2013

Château Quintus