Adjacent to Château Lafite Rothschild, this small property has seen a revival in 2009 when new owners, Jacky and Françoise Lorenzetti expended the domaine and modernised the cellar. Helped by famous oenologist Eric Boissenot, they have significantly boosted the quality of their wines, constantly achieving over 90pts from various critics, while prices have stayed within reach so far.
Aged for 14 months in oak barrels (60% new). Complex and elegant aromas of cherry and blackcurrant with hints of sandalwood and tobacco. A refined Bordeaux with good depth and velvety tannins. Great length.
The 2015 Quintus offers attractive blackberry, briary and cedar aromas on the nose but it lacks the definition and complexity of some of its peers. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well judged acidity, quite smooth in the mouth with a joyful, vivid, savory finish. This is a delightful Saint-Émilion. Enjoy this over the next 10 to 12 years. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.- 92 pts Neal Martin, vinous.com