Chateau Saintayme Saint Emilion 2015

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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.


Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Emilion
Brand Chateau Saintayme
  • wa90-92

Wine AdvocateThe 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.

Neal Martin, April 2016
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorThe core of plum, cassis and blackberry paste flavors is still a bit compact, but there is juicy energy through the licorice- and toast-fueled finish and a lovely sense of polish overall. Long. Best from 2019 through 2027. 3,000 cases made.

James Molesworth