2015 Saintayme

Saintayme

90Average Score
Red
2020-2029
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
90
Drinking window
2020-2029
Critic Notes

Delivers a blast of dark plum, fig and boysenberry fruit pushed from behind by ganache and licorice notes, with a long finish. Not shy in style, but integrated and caressing in feel. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

Score: 90-93/100Wine Spectator

Sourced from sandier soils, this is a Merlot for Merlot lovers: sweet, supple and fruit-packed, with ripe tannins, stylish cinnamon oak and undertones of liquorice and Asian spices. Great value, too. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2020-2028

Score: 91-/100Tim AtkinDrinking Window: 2020-2028

The 2015 Saintayme is pure Merlot picked between 29 September and 9 October, cropped at 45 hl/ha and raised in 30% new oak. It has a gorgeous bouquet with blackberry and cranberry fruit, a touch of vanilla emanating from the new oak that is nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with good depth, a "solid" Saintayme, a pleasant chewiness with a feisty dark berry, licorice-tinged finish. This comes recommended - a fine Saint Emilion from the hands of Denis Durantou. Apr 2016, www.robertparker.com

Score: 90-92/100Neal Martin

Dramatically dark crimson. Very opulent nose. Pretty aromatics. Very flattering sweet palate entry but something a little suggestive of a dry cinnamon stick on the finish. Pretty dry. Shame because the start is so charming. Just 30% new oak, apparently. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2021-2029

Score: 16-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2021-2029

Denis Durantou's 2015 Saintayme, 100% Merlot, is dark, exuberant and wonderfully open-knit. Dark red cherry, plum, mocha, spice and new leather give the 2015 much of its seductive, welcoming personality. The purity of the fruit is striking. Because of the protracted malos, the wines went into barrel late, and that shows the slightly angular contours that are the result of oak that has not fully integrated. There is good potential here. Harvest took place between September 29 and October 9. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

Score: 87-90/100Antonio Galloni
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
15%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2020-2029
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
15%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2020-2029
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