2020 Saintayme
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2020 Saintayme

Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, FRANCE
$44. 99
$539.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2023-2029)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

A 100% Merlot. Dense midnight black heart with a deep dark red black hue. Pronounced ripe blackcurrant, liquorice and black cherry aromas intermix with toasty oak, earth and spicy black olive notes. Rich and opulently fruited the palate is flush with seductive blackcurrant, liquorice and black cherry fruits which overlay scorched earth, subtle black olive and spicy cedar elements. Excellent concentration and depth with a ripe gently chewy tannin structure. Concludes long and fleshy to deliver great value.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews....
The 2020 Saintayme is 100% Merlot, harvested between the 28th and the 30th of September. It has an alcohol of 14.5% and is aging in French oak barrels, 30% new. Deep purple-black colored, it needs a little coaxing to unlock scents of tar, forest floor and aniseed, over a core of baked black plums, blackberry pie and chocolate-covered cherries, plus a touch of dried mint. The full-bodied palate is densely packed with muscular black fruits and loads of earthy accents, framed by firm, rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing on a lingering minty note. 63,000 bottles are expected to be made.
90-92 points
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Wine Advocate (May 2021)

The 2020 Saintayme is every bit as charming as it was en primeur. Racy and layered in the glass, this mid-weight Saint-Émilion is quite open and accessible today. Crushed red berry fruit, spice, white pepper, rose petal and a touch of new oak are all nicely put together. I would give this a few years to come together, as the tannins are a bit nervy today. There's terrific energy and vibrancy here. Pretty floral accents liven up the finish. Drink 2025-2035.
92 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

Orange peel and fruit with chocolate. Medium-bodied with round and polished tannins. Very pretty fruit and finesse. So pretty. Drink or hold.
93 points
James Suckling