2009 Saintayme, St-Emilion

SKU #1092163 90 points Wine Spectator

 Rounded, ripe and inviting, with freshly crushed plum, blackberry and blueberry fruit woven with toasty spice and framed by a lingering cocoa edge on the finish. Merlot. Best from 2013 through 2020.  (5/2012)

87-89 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (100% merlot) Ruby-red. Pure, refined merlot aromas of blackcurrant, cherry and flowers. Easygoing and fruit-driven, with plenty of personality to its dark berry, violet and coffee flavors. Not hugely complex but bright acidity extends the zippy finish. From 30-year-old vines grown in the area of Saint-Etienne de Lisse, on cold clay-rich soils. The warm, clement fall enabled Denis Durantou (also owner of L'Eglise-Clinet) to delay the harvest of these grapes until the second week of October.  (5/2010)

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- A very popular red grape variety found in the great wines of St. Emilion and Pomerol. It is the most planted variety in Bordeaux, and it has also become an extremely fashionable red in many regions including California. Although it has a reputation to be smooth, and easy to drink when young, Merlot is also capable of producing extremely intense wines as well. It is often used as a blending agent with Cabernet Sauvignon.


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Saint Emilion