Robert Parker 93
The 2019 Quintus exhibits aromas of rich, plummy fruit mingled with exotic spices and smoky, toasty new oak. Full-bodied, broad and textural, it’s rich and fleshy, with a ripe core of fruit, lively acids and powdery structuring tannins. Cabernet Franc represents nearly 45% of the blend this year.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045
55.4% Merlot, 44.6% Cabernet Franc. Barrel sample. Subdued but plenty of depth. Dark fruit with floral complexity. Smooth attack, attractive volume of mid-palate fruit, the tannins plentiful but fine. Long and linear with palate-cleansing finish. Well-crafted wine. (JL)
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2035
The 2019 Quintus is dense, racy and also very promising. The blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc works so well here. Red cherry, red plum, mocha and sweet spice all meld together effortlessly. Silky and medium in body, the 2019 has much to offer. The substantial, resonant finish is especially of note.