17 WEINWISSER: "Tiefes Purpurrot. Intensiver Kirschenduft, Fliedernoten und Holunder. Mittlerer Gaumen mit straffem Körper und beeindruckender Tiefe. Im Finale blaue Beeren und fein körniges Extrakt."
91 DECANTER: "Vibrant ruby in colour, this is a touch austere right now, subdued but rippling with potential. The plump and glossy fruits are good quality and the palate is well structured, with clear lift on the finish. It may be holding back right now but it has a long life ahead. 30% new oak. Harvested between 29 September and 9 October. 3.7pH."
92-93 JAMES SUCKLING: "This is very perfumed with a firm and solid, stony tannin structure. Lovely, linear line through this. Full and tight at the same time."
90-92 JEB DUNNUCK: "From the team of Denis Durantou, the 2018 Saintayme (100% Merlot brought up in 30% new oak) is a total charmer that savvy readers should snatch up. Offering full-bodied notes of black raspberries, kirsch, and spice box, it has silky tannins, a terrific sense of elegance and purity, and outstanding length. Drink it on release and over the following decade."