Château Saintayme, St Émilion
    Château Saintayme

    Château Saintayme, St Émilion,

    Destination

    vintage

    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
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2024
    89-91/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2023 Saintayme is pure Merlot, as usual, picked between September 27 and October 4 and matured in 30% new oak. This is quite lush on the nose with black plum and light blueberry scents and fine purity. It clocks in at 14.6% alcohol, but that is nicely disguised. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly powdery texture, moderate weight and good balance. There’s perhaps slightly less complexity on the finish compared to the 2022 at this stage last year.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2024

    specifications

    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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