HDH Wine

2016 Saintayme (Dénis Durantou)

St-Emilion, grand cru classé
(OWC)

PRICE:
$228.00 per Case of Bottles

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
24 cases of Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Beautiful aromas of blackberries and blueberries with licorice. Medium-bodied, juicy and delicious with lots of succulent fruit and a hazelnut and berry aftertaste. Delicious already. Drink or hold." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 93


"The 2016 Saintayme has a medium garnet-purple color and opens with cedary scents over a core of black and red plums, kirsch and unsmoked cigars plus a touch of smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied and packed with savory layers, it has a solid frame of grainy tannins and a nice, long finish." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2020-2031


"Solid, offering a core of steeped plum and cassis flavors inlaid liberally with warm tobacco and roasted cedar notes. Features a fleshy, rounded feel through the finish, with the toasty side lingering. Drink now through 2028. 5,000 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2019-2028


"The 2016 Saintayme is quite deep in color. The bouquet unfurls gradually to reveal blackberry, briar and light cedar aromas, all gentle and refined. The palate is medium-bodied with quite firm tannins on the entry, a slightly chalky texture and a fine bead of acidity. This is a more masculine Saintayme compared to other vintages, displaying more grip and salinity toward the finish. I suspect that, given its amazing value, this will be consumed early, but personally, I would stash it away for three or four years, because it has more to give." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2022-2032


"Lots of gloss. Pure polish and precision. Lots of structure. Falls away a little on the end but it's pretty smart. Masses of energy but just a tad scrawny on the end." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/06/2017)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2023-2032


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