Château Saintayme 2015

Bordeaux
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£16.95 per bottle
18 in stock

91 Points - Neal Martin

The 2015 Saintayme has become perhaps the most opulent 2015 from Denis Durantou, with copious blackberry and raspberry coulis scents intermingling with vanilla and a touch of violet. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy tannin, finely structured with great depth. It maybe does not quite have the persistence of the Les Cruzelles and La Chenade, but I strongly suspect that it will repay a couple of years in bottle. Maybe this has something up its sleeve? It will be fascinating to plot this Saint-Émilion’s progress. Anticipated maturity: 2020 - 2032.

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Score:91

The 2015 Saintayme has become perhaps the most opulent 2015 from Denis Durantou, with copious blackberry and raspberry coulis scents intermingling with vanilla and a touch of violet. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy tannin, finely structured with great depth. It maybe does not quite have the persistence of the Les Cruzelles and La Chenade, but I strongly suspect that it will repay a couple of years in bottle. Maybe this has something up its sleeve? It will be fascinating to plot this Saint-Émilion’s progress. Anticipated maturity: 2020 - 2032.

Neal Martin

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Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

Zalto Universal Glass is recommended for richer, oaked Sauvignon Blancs such as The Fuder, white Graves or Semillon/Sauvignon blends as well as young and non-vintage Champagne. The Zalto Universal is a very good all-rounder, designed for all types of wines but may not maximize the potential of certain wine as much as the Bordeaux or Burgundy glass.

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Bordeaux is not only the most famous wine producing region in France but in the world, with the most prestigious châteaux and wines in the industry. Its history dates back to the Roman times and today is the largest producing region of fine wines. Vineyards in Bordeaux are known by châteaux and therefore the name of each individual château is an important brand. 

Many top wines are sold ‘En Primeur’ meaning that they are sold in the barrel prior to bottling. Almost 90% of the wine produced in Bordeaux is red (called ‘Claret’ in the UK) from over 8,500 producers. The main reason for the success of the wine production in Bordeaux is the perfect combination of climate, with long hours of sunshine ideal for ripening the grapes and well-draining gravel soil. Appellations are an important part of the Bordeaux culture and the region has 54 appellations recognized by the AOC, the Appellation d’Origine Controlle.

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