Tertre Daugay was bought by Chateau Haut Brion in year 2011, the quality has been restored since its last deterioration of St. Emilion Grand Cru status in 2006. The recent news of this vineyard was that Chateau Daugay is renamed as Chateau Quintus in Nov 2011 while its second wine is renamed as Le Dragon de Quintus, therefore you have to search more details of this wine online in this new name.
Assessment of Quality
Developing, entry level wine due to many primary fruit character and light in body, simple structure. Lack of complexity given most of the intensity is below benchmark, suggesting this should be the entry market level. Could not believe this could be the second wine of a Grand Cru St. Emilion class. Perhaps the vintage was not on the year when the quality is restored to Grand Cru Class as yet that the winemakers tend to put more effort on Tertre Daugay than this. 6/10
Clarity: BrightIntensity: medium
Observations: short legs, light rim
Intensity: medium -
Aroma: Cherry, Asparagus, Vegetable, corn, mushroom, little woody oaky
Sweetness: medium +Acidity: medium
Tannin: medium -
Alcohol: medium -
Body: medium -
Flavour Intensity: medium
Flavour: More red berries,
Length: short, alcohol is also short in length.
Readiness to drink
Drink now. Suggest to drink one hour after breathing if you prefer more fruity character. Vanilla bouquet from the glass, structure improves and more balanced in terms of acidity and tannin.
Suggested food pairing: Mushroom, pork, Stewed meat & vegetables, pigeon. ____________________________________________________________
Source: St. Emilion,Price: appro. $157
Grape varietal: 40% Merlot, 60% Cabernet Franc
Qualification: 2nd wine of Chateau Quintus / Chateau Daugay