de Quintus

Le Dragon de Quintus is the second wine of Château Quintus. The name originates from the dragon statue that towers above the magical terroir of Saint-Emilion, perched high upon the promontory, where the estate is located.

Tasting notes

Beautiful red colour with mauve highlights.  Ripe and fairly intense bouquet
of crunchy red fruit (cherry). The oak is already well-integrated.
The wine starts of quite smooth on the palate, immediately going on to reveal excellent fruit.
It develops softly on the palate with plenty of tannin, but that is rich and never aggressive.
This 2016 Dragon de Quintus is unquestionably the most full and complete made since 2011.

The weather

Despite a winter and a spring marked by complicated climatic conditions – abundant rain and temperatures below seasonal averages – flowering took place with an almost miraculous homogeneity. The great drought of the summer ended with a rainy season in mid-September that was very beneficial for the end of the maturity cycle.  In October, no rain came to disrupt our harvest. The freshness of the nights, combined with the warm days, allowed to develop wines rich in color but also fresh and fruity. Paradox or miracle of nature? We would rather think it is the combination of human effort and, in particular, once again, the exceptional terroir.

A few figures

  • Harvest dates

    From the 3rd to the 20th of October

  • Blend

    Merlot: 90%
    Cabernet Franc: 10%

  • New barrels


  • Alcohol


  • Bottling date

    April 26th , 30th and May 2nd 2018