Robert Parker 94
A blend of 72.3% Merlot and 27.7% Cabernet Franc, the 2018 Quintus is deep garnet-purple in color, bursting from the glass with rambunctious scents of stewed black plums, boysenberries, dried mulberries and Christmas pudding, plus suggestions of sandalwood, cinnamon stick, potpourri and oolong tea. Full-bodied, rich and voluptuously fruited in the mouth, it counters all that fruit with alluring exotic spice and floral accents, supported by plush tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and fragrant.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2040
The 2018 Quintus is a powerful, heady wine. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, spice and new leather all race across the palate. Rich and exotic to the core, the 2018 is a big wine. Even so, its 15.5% alcohol is not especially evident. The 2018 is a good wine but not especially delineated.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2035