Saintayme 2010

SubregionSt Emilion

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Bordeaux2010SaintaymeBT50155.00cs90 NMAdd to Basket
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Tasting Notes

The Saintayme 2010 is a pure Merlot from Denis Durantou from clayey-gravel soils. It has an exuberant, lively nose with hints of blood orange informing the red berry fruit. There is lovely definition evident here. The palate is medium-bodied with firm backbone. You would almost think there was some Cabernet Franc in here! Masculine, forthright, this is a sturdy but succinctly crafted Saint Emilion that is more intellectual that you would presuppose. Tasted November 2012.

Score: 90Neal Martin,, February 2013

Denis Durantou's pure Merlot from Saint Emilion was picked between 6th and 9th September has a precocious nose with super-ripe plum, mulberry and a touch of fresh fig. The palate is medium-bodied with a rounded velvety texture, low acidity, very caressing on the vanillary finish. Plush and seductive. Tasted April 2011.

Score: 88/90Neal Martin,, April 2011

Denis Durantou of L'Eglise Clinet makes this modestly priced cuvée from a parcel of 35 year old Merlot vines in Saint Etienne de Lisse. A deep, opaque colour and bags of red fruit. Really precise and pure with good structure (the grapes were picked fresh, not over-ripe). A real contrast to some of the over-blown, over-extracted wines of Saint Emilion. Ultra-fine and should be a real bargain. Best Saintayme ever?

Score: 16Farr Vintners, April 2011

Sweet fruit gives richness on the nose and flesh on the palate. Behind the ripe feeling fruit is freshness and tannin but the tannins feel ripe helping the sweetness of the fruit to enrich the back palate.

Score: 90/93Derek Smedley MW, April 2011

Score: 92Tim Atkin MW,, April 2011

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