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

The nose displays hints of raspberry, pepper, and spice.
The wine is very smooth and round
on the palate with ripe, full and rich tannins.
The freshness enhances the brilliant fruit,
which goes into an elegant, expressive aftertaste

The climate

2014 was marked by an extraordinary Indian summer that saved the vintage. Fine spring weather was conducive to a good start to the growing season. However, challenging summer conditions seriously slowed down ripening. Fortunately, the month of September was absolutely beautiful, with dry, extremely sunny weather accompanied by highs of close to 30°C. This superb weather, with cool night-time temperatures, enabled the grapes to ripen beautifully, and they were able to be brought into the vat house having reached a perfect level of ripeness.

Some Technical Information

  • Harvest Dates

    From September 29th to October 8th 

  • Blend

    Merlot: 69%
    Cabernet Franc: 31%

  • New barrels


  • Alcohol


  • Bottling date

    On the 12th of May 2016

Château Quintus