2015 Chateau Quintus
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.
- Harvest Dates: From September 23rd to October 9th
- Blend: Merlot Noir: 76% ; Cabernet Franc: 24%
- Yield: 38.4 hl / ha
- Percentage of production : 33.5%
- New barrels: 37%
- Alcohol: 15.2% (temporary)
- Bottling date: Still Ageing
- Production: 3250 cases of 12 bottles (estimation).
Beautiful, dark, garnet-red colour. The nose is rather closed at this time. However, after a few minutes in the glass it opens up to reveal a rich, complex bouquet of red and black fruit reflecting grapes picked at just the right moment. 2015 Quintus is smooth, even creamy, on the palate, with a tight-knit tannic structure. This tannin is immediately perceptible, but in no way aggressive. The middle palate is full-bodied, and the finish is delicious and fairly long. This powerful, tasty wine is also very elegant.