JAMES SUCKLING: "Black berry and lead pencil on the nose with fresh flowers. Some rose stems, too. Full-bodied with racy and fine tannins that run the length of the wine. Complex and intense in flavor, it remains full of energy and verve. 58.5% merlot and 41.5% cabernet franc."
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER: "The wine is focused on its elegant, sensuous nature. The fruits are refined, polished and silky. The purity in the fruits, which is paramount here is matched by its strong, mineral-driven character on the mid-palate and in the long, creamy, velvety finish. The wine blends 58% Merlot, with 42% Cabernet Franc. 15.5% ABV, 3.65 pH. Drink from 2025-2045."
LISA PERROTTI-BROWN: „A blend of 58.5% Merlot and 41.5% Cabernet Franc, aging in 38.9% oak, the 2022 Quintus has a deep garnet-purple color. It needs a little swirling to reveal notes of crushed blackberries, juicy blueberries, and black raspberries, followed by touches of pencil shavings, cinnamon stick, clove oil, and crushed rocks. The full-bodied palate is densely laden with rich, opulent black fruits, supported by ripe, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant."
THE WINE ADVOCATE: "The 2022 Quintus, one of the best wines produced at this estate, reveals aromas of dark berries, licorice, ripe plum, spices, and hints of graphite. It’s fleshy and concentrated, precise and crystalline, with a tensile, chalky profile, velvety tannins and a vibrant, penetratingly saline finish. The integration of fruit from Grand Pontet recently acquired by the Dillon group means that the blend now contains fully 41.5% Cabernet Franc, bringing more mid-palate structure and amplifying Quintus's limestone-influenced character."
JANCIS ROBINSON: "Built for the long-term so will need time. Deep crimson hue. Subtle red-fruit aroma. Opulent and mouth-filling on the palate but fresh. Firm tannic frame behind. Powerful and long, a chalky-saline note on the finish a reminder of the limestone-clay terroir. "