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.
Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, France
Saintayme is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Saintayme is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.
89/100 - Decanter
92/100 - James Suckling
90/100 - Robert Parker