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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Roast chicken

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Le Dragon has a beautiful vermilion colour. The nose is wonderfully fresh, with hints of cherry and raspberry. The ripeness of the fruit comes through wonderfully when the wine is swirled in the glass. It starts off quite smooth and soft on the palate, going on to reveal rich tannin that is well-integrated even at this early stage. The aftertaste is relatively long. It is also appetising and gives every indication of fine balance.

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The Story

The inspiration for the name ˝Dragon de Quintus˝ came from the vineyard’s privileged location on a promontory at the edge of the Saint-Emilion plateau, as well as from the history of the watchtower built there to defend the village.
In Western mythology, the dragon is represented as a very intelligent creature, usually the guardian of a priceless treasure benefitting from exceptional sight.
This symbol of the keeper and protector of a magic terroir, observing this boundless panorama, is how we came to personify the second wine of Château Quintus.

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The year 2015 appears to be the warmest and sunniest, throughout our country, since the beginning of meteorological statistics. A long heat wave and dry period allowed to achieve excellent flowering conditions until the arrival, in August, of miraculous rains.
This rain enabled the vines to maintain the necessary water reserves and to provide requisite nourishment for perfect ripeness. The harvest began in September under a clear blue sky. Thanks to this ideal weather, we were able to wait for optimum ripeness for each grape variety.
All the conditions are there to allow 2015 to join the greatest vintages of Bordeaux.

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Written Notes

Quintus 2016 and Dragon de Quintus 2016 edged their 2017 counterparts with more intensity, length and concentration. 93p for Grand Vin and 87 for second wine.

  • 87p

Purple red colour with garnet red hue. Elegant yet powerful nose with balmy spices, hints of rosé pepper, discreet hints of cedar wood in the background. On the palate well structured with ripe tannins, rich fruit and elegant spiciness. A quite rich and opulent wine with good length. 

  • 91p

Cabernet Franc 1% Cabernet Sauvignon Fine colour and nose, rich

spicy nose, very sweet fruit, calm, seductive, plenty of freshness, round

and early drinking, toasty finish. Very good wine. 90-92/100, 2019-

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  • 92p
Intense red fruit, hint of game, wool , mushoom and wet forest, a bit earthy. Ripened fruit driven and a bit toasty from end of palate. Soft and round. Nice acidity and quite ready to drink. I did not feel the high alcohol (15.2%) from the palate. This is another perfect second wine of this vintage and very good value for money. 92+
  • 92p
Medium deep colour. Fresh black cherry, cassis pastille aromas with herb garden notes. Soft and fleshy with dark cherry, cassis plummy flavours, some alcoholic kick, fine chalky textures and long fresh acidity, juicy and elemental. Attractive wine with good substance and richness. Touch alcoholic (15.2%). 91 points
  • 91p
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Laróse, St Emilion

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