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Saintayme

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2020 Saintayme  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Medium-bodied, focusing on its freshness, approachability and ripe, sweet fruits, the wine offers wet earth, flowers, red berries, oak and a soft, sweet, silky, fresh, palate presence. Made from 100% Merlot, there is a lot of charm and early drinking character here. 90-92 Pts

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2019 Saintayme  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Floral, earthy and smoky, with the addition of licorice and vanilla, the wine is medium-bodied, fresh, sweet and juicy, with layers of ripe, dark plums, cherries and cocoa. Soft and silky, with richness and approachability, this 100% Merlot wine lingers with all its freshness and fruit in the finish. 90-92 Pts

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2018 Saintayme  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and floral, with brightness and lift to the sweet red pit fruits on the nose and palate. The red fruits carry through to the finish with tobacco leaf and spice tones. The wine is always made from 100% Merlot. Give it a few years of age and it will be even better. 91 Points

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Luscious plum and licorice form the core of the wine. It is medium bodied, fresh, ripe, forward and easy to like with all its elegant, red cherry and plum charms. The wine is always made from 100% Merlot. Give it a few years of age and it will be even better. 89-91 Pts

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2017 Saintayme  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Red fruits with a hint of earth and citrus on the front end. In the middle, you have a medium-bodied palate that offers spicy, red fruits, cocoa and another dash of that entertaining citrus in the finish. This forward wine was produced with 100% Merlot. You can enjoy this early in life. 89 Points

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2016 Saintayme  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Much better from the bottle than in barrel, the wine is round, soft, fruity and fresh an earthy, truffle, licorice, cocoa, smoke and plum character. This is quite nice and it sells for a song. 91 Points

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Made by Denis Durantou and produced from 100% Merlot, the wine offers a sweet, juicy, straight ahead plum and licorice nose. An early drinker with more depth and sweetness than normally found at Saintayme, there is a dusty, easy to like finish. 89 Points

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2015 Saintayme  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 90

Produced from 100% Merlot, this Denis Durantou wine delivers licorice and black cherry notes with round textures and a supple, forward, medium-bodied, charming quality. This will provide nice, early drinking pleasure. 90 Points

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2014 Saintayme  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Produced from 100% Merlot, this wine, made by Denis Durantou, offers an easy drinking, soft, round, open style with black cherry, licorice and chocolate in the end note. Drinkable on release. 87-89 Pts

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2013 Saintayme  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 85

From 100% Merlot, the medium-bodied, spicy, red berry wine is an early-drinking, well-priced quaffer that is perfect for restaurants. 84-86 pts. 85 Points

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2012 Saintayme  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

From 100% Merlot, aged in 30% new French oak, the wine is focused on cherries, black raspberry, stone and spice, ending with sweet, dark red berries and black cherry notes. 87-89 Pts

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2011 Saintayme  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 86

From 100% Merlot planted on limestone and gravel soils and managed by Denis Durantou, this medium-bodied, round-textured wine ends with spicy, bright cherries. 85-87 Pts

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