Saintayme 2018 -

Product Details

Vintage
2018
Colour
Red
Appellation
St Emilion

Tasting Notes and Scores

BI
90-91

Tight and dense on the nose. Th epalate crries lots of sweet fruit on the tannins which are firm but well handled.Pretty. - April 2019

Wine Advocate
89-91

Produced by Denis Durantou of Château L’Eglise Clinet, the 2018 Saintayme is made of 100% Merlot with 30% new oak and 14.5% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple colored, it bursts from the glass with plum preserves, crushed blackberries and chocolate-covered cherries with hints of lavender, unsmoked cigar and fragrant earth. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals beautiful freshness and elegance with soft tannins and loads of mineral sparks on the finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April 2019, The Wine Advocate

James Suckling
92-93

This is very perfumed with a firm and solid, stony tannin structure. Lovely, linear line through this. Full and tight at the same time. - jamessuckling.com, April 2019

Jeb Dunnuck
90-92

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. - jebdunnuck.com, May 2019