Composed of 84.7% Merlot and 15.3% Cabernet Franc, while possessing an alcohol of 15.2%, the 2020 le Dragon de Quintus has a deep garnet-purple color and notions of plum preserves, kirsch, black raspberries and cinnamon toast, plus hints of mossy tree bark and incense. The full-bodied palate is jam-packed with juicy black and red berries, supported by soft tannins and lovely freshness, finishing long and spicy. [20/05/2021]
Le Dragon has a beautiful vermilion colour. The nose is wonderfully fresh, with hints of cherry and raspberry. The ripeness of the fruit comes through wonderfully when the wine is swirled in the glass. It starts off quite smooth and soft on the palate, going on to reveal rich tannin that is well-integrated even at this early stage. The aftertaste is relatively long. It is also appetising and gives every indication of fine balance.
The inspiration for the name ˝Dragon de Quintus˝ came from the vineyard’s privileged location on a promontory at the edge of the Saint-Emilion plateau, as well as from the history of the watchtower built there to defend the village.
In Western mythology, the dragon is represented as a very intelligent creature, usually the guardian of a priceless treasure benefitting from exceptional sight.
This symbol of the keeper and protector of a magic terroir, observing this boundless panorama, is how we came to personify the second wine of Château Quintus.
Wines with rich flavours and aromas are a good choice when serving meat dishes.
Try with BBQ-marinated pork ribs, beef and vegetable skewers or T bone steaks.