JAMES SUCKLING: "Very fine tannins with a brightness and freshness. Medium to full body. Vivid and crisp. Chocolate, walnut and berry at the end. 81.6% merlot, 12.1% cabernet franc and 6.3% malbec."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "Leafy herbs, tobacco, spice, and black cherries are easy to discern on nose, and the palate. Elegance and freshness are the key to the wines character, along with sweet, black cherries, cocoa, and a touch of spice in the silky, refined, finish. The wine blends 73% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc and 6% Malbec. Drink from 2025-2035."
THE WINE ADVOCATE: "The 2022 Dragon de Quintus displays a perfumed yet elegant bouquet with aromas of spices, plums, cassis and dark berries, followed by a moderately weighted palate that is supple and juicy, with structured tannins but also a slight impression of alcohol on the finish. This is a blend of 81.6% Merlot, 12.1% Cabernet Franc and 6.3% Malbec."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: "A blend of 81.6% Merlot, 12.1% Cabernet Franc, and 6.3% Malbec, aging in 29.6% new oak, the 2022 Dragon de Quintus has a deep garnet-purple color. It charges out of the gates with powerful notions of plum pudding, fruitcake, and blueberry pie, plus wafts of Morello cherries, spice cake, and hoisin. The big, concentrated, full-on, full-bodied palate is packed with black fruit preserves and exotic spice accents, supported by ripe, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with great length."