A touch of class from Bordeaux – Chateau Saintayme 2015
Looking through our stocks the other day we noticed that we had a small parcel of this very fine St Emilion Grand Cru left and although it has many more years of life ahead of it, we felt that the quantity was not sufficient for us to list with the restaurant clients. So, here’s what Neil Martin from the Wine Advocate said about it :
“The 2015 Saintayme is pure Merlot picked between 29 September and 9 October, cropped at 45 hl/ha and raised in 30% new oak. It has a gorgeous bouquet with blackberry and cranberry fruit, a touch of vanilla emanating from the new oak that is nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with good depth, a "solid" Saintayme, a pleasant chewiness with a feisty dark berry, licorice-tinged finish. This comes recommended - a fine Saint Emilion from the hands of Denis Durantou.”
He reckons the drinking window is 2018 to 2030 so great to go now yet with plenty of life ahead of it.
First come first served!