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%
    93/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Intense muscular contraction to the tannins on the opening beats, the fruit gets creamy as it opens, with vivid raspberry reflections and plenty of mouthwating salinity. This is a pretty serious Saintayme, great quality and great value. Olivier Gautrat alongside Noémie Durantou. Harvest September 17 to October 3 (extremely late for the vintage, because cool clays in a cooler part of St Etienne de Lisse, something you also see in the generous 50hl/h yields), 30% new oak.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023
    90-92/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2022 Saintayme is 100% Merlot and has a deep garnet-purple color. It bursts from the glass with bombastic scents of blackberry preserves, juicy black cherries, and chocolate mint, leading to wafts of black pepper, tar, and clove oil. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock-full of exuberant black fruits, supported by ripe, rounded tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with a real skip in its step.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023
    89-91/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2022 Saintayme was picked from 17 September to 3 October and matured in 30% new oak. It gushes with quite intense red cherries, kirsch and orange pith scents, lovely definition, simple in a positive sense. The palate is medium-bodied with darker fruit than the nose suggest, quite saline with a black pepper-tinged finish. Enjoy this over the next decade.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023

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    country:
    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
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    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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