JancisRobinson.com – 15.5
Tasted blind. Rather dull, but at least it’s not overripe. Some greenness. Sandpaper tannins. I don’t get this wine.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2038
Vinous – 92
The 2016 Quintus is endowed with a vivid bouquet of red cherries, raspberry preserve, orange zest and touches of blue fruit that become more evident with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and a fine bead of acidity. Rounded and supple in the mouth, revealing succulent red cherry and strawberry notes toward the caressing finish. Excellent.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2035
Robert Parker – 89
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Saint-Emilion features expressive notions of warm blackberries, black cherry compote and baked plums with hints of tobacco leaf, wild sage and underbrush. Medium-bodied, the palate has a great intensity of black fruits and wonderfully plush tannins with a compelling savoriness to the finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2025