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2020 Saintem - Saint Emilion GC

€ 13,50 (€ 16,34)

Millésime:2020
Formaat:75 cl
Verpakking:CC12
Aantal flessen :12
Type :Karton
Verkrijgbaar per fles:nee
Categorie:Rode wijn
Bewaarpotentieel:Bewaren
Producent:Saintayme
Wijnstreek:Bordeaux
Score:VD 92
Specifiek:Primeur
Netto E.P./fl. excl. BTW € 13,50
Netto E.P./fl. incl. BTW € 16,34
Primeur
Wij selecteerden deze wijn van de nieuwe oogst voor u. U kan hem reserveren aan een voordelige prijs terwijl hij rust op vat. Anderhalf jaar na de oogst wordt hij gebotteld, ingevoerd en bezorgd. Raadpleeg de specifieke verkoops- en leveringsvoorwaarden of lees meer over het primeur verkoopsysteem hier.


Op l’Eglise Clinet proefde ik Saintem met Noëmie Durantou. Ik ervaarde er één van de mooiste neuzen van 2020. Niet die van Noëmie, maar van de eerste wijn in haar formidabele line-up van bijzonder goed gemaakte (en uiterst betaalbare) wijnen: Saintem. Op die fenomenaal essentiële bordelese neus, rolt wondermooie tannine getooid in heerlijke kersjes over de tong. Dit briljant vatstaal is “dropdead gorgeous” als u het mij vraagt. Mijn enthousiasme verraste. Normaal want La Chenade, Les Cruzelles, Montlandrie, La Petite Eglise en natuurlijk l’Eglise Clinet moesten nog volgen. Saintem is pas hun instap en de prijs van deze whizzkid is minuscuul te noemen. Deze Saint Emilion Grand Cru is 100% Merlot, geplukt tussen 28 en 30 september, de laatste loodjes van het wijnjaar eigenlijk. Ondertussen geniet de wijn een élevage op 30% nieuwe eik. 14,5%vol. Saintem is een “indecent proposal” van het beste soort en verdient het uw nieuwe huiswijn te worden. Ik viel niet alleen voor zoveel charme: James Suckling scoorde een spetterende 94-95 (!). Een gouden tip zowaar!
 
IN DE PERS
 
87-89 Neal Martin – vinous.com (Mei 2021)
The 2020 Saintayme is more backward on the nose than expected and demands coaxing from the glass. Eventually it offers tightly wound blackberry, wild hedgerow and black truffle scents, an inviting marine/seaweed scent emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannins that frame the sweet black cherry, bilberry and licorice notes. Quite linear toward the finish, it does not fan out like the 2018, although it feels long and persistent. Give this Saint-Émilion 3–4 years in bottle if you can. Drink 2025 – 2036.
 
91-93 Antonio Galloni – vinous.com (Mei 2021)
The 2020 Saintayme is bright, punchy and wonderfully vibrant. Sweet perfumed floral notes, red berry fruit, cedar and cinnamon lend terrific aromatic brightness. In 2020, Saintayme is a bit nervy and less fleshy than it can be. This is the first vintage made without microbullage, a technique that was previously used in some of the tanks here. I expect that will serve it well in the years to come, as the 2020 has an extra level of purity that is striking. As always, Saintayme is a selection from a 15-hectare property in Saint-Émilion's Saint Etienne de Lys district, made with a Burgundian approach in which the wine is vinified by the owner and then raised by the Durantou family.
 
92 Jane Anson – decanter.com (Mei 2021)
Deep crimson colour, plenty of deep bilberry fruits, firm tannins and good tension; a lot to like about this wine. Closes in on the finish, pretty serious in feel overall, muscular, but has the deft kick upwards that you find in many limestone-led wines in the vintage. The first year with Constance and Noemie Durantou at the helm, having taken over from their late father Denis (Noemie in particular had also worked alongside him for several years as winemaker, along with cellar master Olivier Gautrat). Drinking Window 2027 – 2042.
 
90-92 Lisa Perrotti-Brown – robertparker.com (Mei 2021)
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. Drink 2024 – 2038.
 
94-95 James Suckling – jamessuckling (April 2021)
A gorgeous red with so much black fruit and salty, mineral character. It’s medium-to full-bodied with creamy, polished tannins and a long finish. The precision and fine texture is impressive. One of the best I have had for a while.
 
16/20 James Lawther MW – jancisrobinson.com (Mei 2021)
100% Merlot. Brand from the Durantou (L’Eglise-Clinet) stable. Cask sample. Zesty and fresh on the nose with berry-fruit aromas. Round and sweet but juicy as well, the tannins light and grainy. Bit of alcohol on the finish but consistent in quality and style. 14.5%. Drink 2024 – 2030.
 
92-94 lefigaro.fr (Mei 2021)
91-93 Yohan Castaing - anthocyanes.fr (Mei 2021)