Tertre Daugay renamed Chateau Quintus

Chateau Quintus, Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion News Wine News http://decanter.media.ipcdigital.co.uk/11150/0000027db/edb4_orh100000w160/tertre-d.jpg http://decanter.media.ipcdigital.co.uk/11150/0000027db/c6cd/tertre-d.jpg
  • Monday 6 February 2012

Chateau Tertre Daugay has been renamed Chateau Quintus, Domaine Clarence Dillon, owner of Chateau Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion, has announced.


According to official records, a US federal trademark registration was filed for Chateau Quintus on 16 November 2011. A separate trademark for Le Dragon de Quintus - which is likely to be the property's second wine - was filed on the same day.

The 16-ha Saint Emilion estate, which Domaine Clarence Dillon bought last summer, was owned by Count Leo de Malet-Roquefort, and run by his son Alexandre de Malet-Roquefort with Stephane Derenoncourt as consultant.

According to the official press release, the chateau stands on the site of a watch tower built to defend the village of Saint Emilion. It ascribes the name change to ‘New owners, a new philosophy, a new name…’ and to the fact that it is now the company's fifth wine, after the red and white wines of Pessac Leognan, Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion.

‘The Gallo-Romans, creators of the vineyards of Saint-Emilion, had the habit of naming their fifth child Quintus … Domaine Clarence Dillon has decided to pay homage to its glorious predecessors by re-baptising their growth Château Quintus.’

According to the statement, Tertre Daugay ‘was featured between 1844 and 1848 among the 14 most sought-after and most expensive wines of Saint-Emilion.’

The estate was demoted in the 2006 St Emilion classification and reinstated in 2010. Decanter described the 2005 as the 'best-ever' from the property.

A new St Emilion classification is being announced in June 2012. The wines of Quintus will be shown during En Primeur in Bordeaux during the week of 2 April 2012.

Decanter Events Pictures

Decanter Events picture galleries: still photos by Decanter's professional wine photographers of Decanter Events. Decanter runs more than 6 wine events a year, including our three yearly Fine Wine Encounters, now in their 14th year. Other events inlude our series of hugely popular 'Taste of...' events, and regular trade and consumer tastings

Related Topics