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Saintayme

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2023
91
On the floral side of the style range, the wine also displays cocoa, cherry, herbs, spices, and walnuts. The palate is medium-bodied, with soft, silky and vibrant, red plums, cherries, and chocolate in the finish. This will be ready-to-go on release and age for more than a decade after that. The wine is produced from 100% Merlot, 14.6% ABV. Drink from 2026-2037. 90-92 Pts.

On the floral side of the style range, the wine also displays cocoa, cherry, herbs, spices, and walnuts. The palate is medium-bodied, with soft, silky and vibrant, red plums, cherries, and chocolate in the finish. This will be ready-to-go on release and age for more than a decade after that. The wine is produced from 100% Merlot, 14.6% ABV. Drink from 2026-2037. 90-92 Pts.

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2022
92
Black cherries, and flowers, with licorice and cocoa nuances are found on the nose, and palate. Medium-bodied, with a core of lusciously-textured, plums and chocolate, here, the vibrancy and elegance in the fruits really stand out, giving you a nice freshness to the sweet fruits from the mid-palate through to the finish. This will be ready-to-go on release. Made from 100% Merlot, 14.4% ABV, 3.7 pH. Drink from 2025-2038. 91-93 Pts.

Black cherries, and flowers, with licorice and cocoa nuances are found on the nose, and palate. Medium-bodied, with a core of lusciously-textured, plums and chocolate, here, the vibrancy and elegance in the fruits really stand out, giving you a nice freshness to the sweet fruits from the mid-palate through to the finish. This will be ready-to-go on release. Made from 100% Merlot, 14.4% ABV, 3.7 pH. Drink from 2025-2038. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
91
Medium-bodied with a focus on its sweetness, elegance and freshness. The wine quickly focuses you on its cherry profile with an edge of chocolate, touch of spice and a glimpse of licorice on the backend. The wine is made from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2024-2035.

Medium-bodied with a focus on its sweetness, elegance and freshness. The wine quickly focuses you on its cherry profile with an edge of chocolate, touch of spice and a glimpse of licorice on the backend. The wine is made from 100% Merlot. Drink from 2024-2035.

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Flowers and cherries with wet-earthy nuances are all over the place here. Medium-bodied, and fresh with bright, red berries and touches of spice on the mid-palate and in the finish. This will be ready-to-go on release. Made from 100% Merlot, 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2023-2035. 89-91

Flowers and cherries with wet-earthy nuances are all over the place here. Medium-bodied, and fresh with bright, red berries and touches of spice on the mid-palate and in the finish. This will be ready-to-go on release. Made from 100% Merlot, 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2023-2035. 89-91

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2020
92
This is the finest vintage of Saintayme I have ever tasted. Medium-bodied, finesse styled, elegant, fresh and vibrant, produced from 100% Merlot, the wine is all about showing off its sweet, red, earthy pit fruits, flowers, smoke, truffle and plums in the nose, palate and elegant finish. Drink from 2023-2038.

This is the finest vintage of Saintayme I have ever tasted. Medium-bodied, finesse styled, elegant, fresh and vibrant, produced from 100% Merlot, the wine is all about showing off its sweet, red, earthy pit fruits, flowers, smoke, truffle and plums in the nose, palate and elegant finish. Drink from 2023-2038.

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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

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
91
Flowers, vanilla, cherries, plums and earth show up easily on the nose. Soft and silky, fresh and forward, this is going to offer beautiful drinking on release. Drink from 2022-2032.

Flowers, vanilla, cherries, plums and earth show up easily on the nose. Soft and silky, fresh and forward, this is going to offer beautiful drinking on release. Drink from 2022-2032.

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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

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
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.

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.

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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

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
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.

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.

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2016
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.

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.

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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.

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.

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2015
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.

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.

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2014
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

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
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.

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.

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2012
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

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
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

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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