This is the third vintage of Saintayme I have tried and I am always amazed that this is 100 percent Merlot. It is a substantial wine that I would swear has to have some Petite Verdot or Cabernet in the mix. That is the case in Bordeaux; Merlot is not a wimpy wine. Big, broad, dark berry fruit with enough tannic grip in the back to allow for a few years of aging, though you could drink it now with a hearty meal. This is a lot of wine for the money. Buy several bottles to drink over the next 3 to 5 years.