Château Saintayme, St Émilion
    Château Saintayme

    Château Saintayme, St Émilion,

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    Château Saintayme, St Émilion, 2015

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Château Saintayme, St Émilion, 2015

    Denis Durantou is famed for his wonderful Pomerol estate, Chateau L'Eglise Clinet, but he has spread his wings to St Emilion, Lalande de Pomerol and Castillon, and it is perhaps in these communes that he has best demonstrated his Midas touch. Year after year, the likes of La Chenade and Montlandrie have topped our best value poll, and now we are seeing Saintayme and Cruzelles appearing there too. This 100% Merlot cuvee from a 9 hectare plot offers intense fruit pastel aromas, fine herbs, black cherries with a hint of sandalwood and liquorice. It is mighty impressive with a big juicy core of fruit and a deep, gravelly, earthy minerality. There is plenty of intensity to the fruit, a good sappy quality, and really suave tannins. Bravo.

    Maturity:
    Keep
    ABV:
    15%
    92/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    Saintayme 2017 is 100% merlot and has a medium to deep garnet color. It soars with delightful scents of raspberry coulis, black cherries, and warm plums, plus hints of lavender and bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied the palate is lively and refreshing with elegant black fruit layers and a fine-grained texture, finishing with a minerally lift.
    Date Reviewed:
    12/2022
    89/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2017 Saintayme was picked from 26 September until 6 October and matured in second fill barrels. It has a lifted bouquet with red berry fruit laced with truffle and smoky aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, quite spicy for this cru with hints of truffle and liquorice towards the finish.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2020

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    country:
    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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    Allergen Information:
    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    Château Saintayme

    Château Saintayme

    From Denis Durantou of Chateau L'Eglise Clinet, Saintayme is from a parcel of 35 year old Merlot vines in Saint Etienne de Lisse.

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