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 colour with deep purple highlights. The nose is fruity, very expressive,
and extremely elegant. The wine is well-balanced on the palate, following
through seamlessly from beginning to end. The tannins are rich
yet smooth on the palate, giving way to soft finish.

The climate

2013 was a veritable obstacle course for winegrowers. For a start, a rainy spring upset flowering, causing coulure and millerandage. Fungal diseases were nevertheless largely contained. Summer was warm and dry, although a heavy rainstorm in July with strong winds reduced the potential crop. The harvest took place later than usual, with alternating periods of sun and rain. Very rigorous sorting (both manual and with an optical sorting machine) meant that only fruit in good condition was retained. The weather conditions throughout the growing season led to a small crop, but modern winemaking techniques and close, expert attention guaranteed the quality of the wines.

Some Technical Information

  • Harvest Dates

    From September 30th to October 9th 

  • Blend

    Merlot: 80%
    Cabernet Franc: 20 %

  • New barrels


  • Alcohol

    13 %

  • Bottling date

    On the 15th of April 2015

Château Quintus