Chateau Saintayme 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)

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James Suckling
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Jeb Dunnuck
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Vinous
SKU
SSEG201810 UCAU
$38.85 Per item
Price:
Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$38.85 Per item
4+ Month Dispatch
From the team of Denis Durantou, the 2018 Saintayme (100% Merlot brought up in 30% new oak) is a total charmer that savvy readers should snatch up. Offering full-bodied notes of black raspberries, kirsch, and spice box, it has silky tannins, a terrific sense of elegance and purity, and outstanding length. Drink it on release and over the following decade. - Jeb Dunnuck
From the team of Denis Durantou, the 2018 Saintayme (100% Merlot brought up in 30% new oak) is a total charmer that savvy readers should snatch up. Offering full-bodied notes of black raspberries, kirsch, and spice box, it has silky tannins, a terrific sense of elegance and purity, and outstanding length. Drink it on release and over the following decade. - Jeb Dunnuck

Scores & Reviews

92 / 100

James Suckling

This is very perfumed with a firm and solid, stony tannin structure. Lovely, linear line through this. Full and tight at the same time

90 / 100

Jeb Dunnuck

From the team of Denis Durantou, the 2018 Saintayme (100% Merlot brought up in 30% new oak) is a total charmer that savvy readers should snatch up. Offering full-bodied notes of black raspberries, kirsch, and spice box, it has silky tannins, a terrific sense of elegance and purity, and outstanding length. Drink it on release and over the following decade.

89 / 100

Vinous

Denis Durantou's 2018 Saintayme is especially fine in 2018. Bright, floral and energetic, Saintayme really shines. In fact, I can't remember a recent vintage with this much finesse. The tannins need time to soften, but there is plenty of radiant fruit waiting to emerge. I won't be surprised if the finished wine is even better than this note suggests. Tasted two times.