2016 Saintayme, Grand Cru Classé Saint-Emilion
Duty Free (EP)
It has a pretty blueberry-scented bouquet with just a faint touch of iris, the oak nicely enmeshed with the fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of white pepper on the entry, lacking a little depth on the mid-palate but nicely detailed on the finish. This is a lovely, early-drinking Saint Emilion from Denis Durantou. Drink Date 2019 - 2029. Scores: 88/90 - Neal Martin
This is very dense and beautiful yet it's agile and exciting. Blueberries, chocolate and walnuts. Full to medium body and beautiful length. Juicy center palate of fruit. Scores: 92/93 - James Suckling
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. Drink 2023-32. Scores: 16.5 - Jancis Robinson
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