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Le Dragon de Quintus Grand Cru Saint-Émilion AOC - Château Quintus

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2016
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The barrel-aged Le Dragon de Quintus Grand Cru Saint-Émilion from the Bordeaux winegrowing region shows a dense purple color in the glass. At the edges, this French red also shows a transition to garnet red. Swiveling the glass, this red wine reveals a high density and fullness, which shows in church windows at the edge of the glass. This French cuvée flatters wonderfully expressive notes of plum in the glass. These are joined by hints of vanilla and black cherry.

The Château Quintus Le Dragon de Quintus Grand Cru Saint-Émilion presents itself pleasantly dry to the wine connoisseur. This red wine is never coarse or meager, as one might expect from a wine icon wine segment. This silky red wine is full-bodied and multifaceted on the palate. The finale of this red wine from the wine-growing region of Bordeaux, more precisely from Saint-Emilion, which is capable of aging well, finally convinces with considerable reverberation. The finish is also accompanied by mineral hints of the limestone-dominated soils.

Vinification of the Le Dragon de Quintus Grand Cru Saint-Émilion by Château Quintus

The starting point for the first-class and wonderfully powerful cuvée Le Dragon de Quintus Grand Cru Saint-Émilion from Château Quintus are Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes. The grapes grow under optimal conditions in Bordeaux. The vines here dig their roots deep into soils of limestone. Clearly, Le Dragon de Quintus Grand Cru Saint-Émilion is also determined by climatic and stylistic factors Saint-Emilion. This Frenchman can be called an Old World wine in the best sense of the word, and it is extraordinarily impressive. The grapes for this red wine from France, when perfectly ripe, are harvested exclusively by hand. After the hand harvest, the grapes arrive at the winery by the fastest route. Here they are sorted and carefully broken up. Fermentation then takes place in stainless steel tanks and small wood at controlled temperatures. After the end of fermentation, the powerful Le Dragon de Quintus Grand Cru Saint-Émilion is aged for another 18 months in oak barriques.

Food recommendation for the Le Dragon de Quintus Grand Cru Saint-Émilion by Château Quintus

This French red wine is best enjoyed at a temperature of 15 - 18°C. It is perfect as an accompaniment to chickpea curry, osso buco or lamb stew with chickpeas and dried figs.

Awards for Le Dragon de Quintus Grand Cru Saint-Émilion from Château Quintus

In addition to an icon wine reputation, this red wine from Château Quintus can also boast awards. In detail, these are for the 2017 vintage

  • Wine Advocate - Robert M. Parker - 90 points
  • James Suckling - 90 points

Hard facts

Product type:
Type of Wine:
Red wine
Wine colour:
Red
Taste:
Occasion and theme:
Gift for good friends , typical national evening , surprise connoisseurs
Country:
France
Cultivation area:
Bordeaux (FR)
Sub-region:
Saint-Emilion (FR)
Grape Variety:
Cuvée:
Varietal blend
Maturation:
stainless steel tank , small barrel
Finishing details:
stainless steel tank , Barrique 225 l
Maturation time in mon.:
18
Quality Classification & Rating:
Grand Cru
Soils & Special layers:
Lime
Harvesting method:
Handpicked
Aroma:
Black cherry , Vanilla , Plum
Mouthfeel/ Texture:
silky
Reverberation / Finish:
long
Style:
Old World , modern
Optimal serving temperature in °C:
15 - 18
Food Pairing:
dark food , bright, hearty dishes
Suitable wine glas:
Bordeaux glass
Bottle size in l:
0,75
Bottle Design & Features:
Bordeaux Style , classic
Closure:
Cork
storage capacity in years from the vintage year:
10
Alcohol % ABV:
14.5
Allergens and ingredients:
contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide
Distributor:
Clarence Dillon Wines S.A.S. - 3 Rue Avison - 33400 Talence - France
Item.-nr:
70012-FR-RW-BL-0237-17
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