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  • Jancis Robinson
  • Julia Harding MW
  • Richard Hemming MW
Written by
  • Jancis Robinson,
  • Julia Harding MW
  • & Richard Hemming MW
5 Jan 2018

JR: See the full guide to our coverage of Burgundy's 2016 vintage. 

CHÂTEAU DE SANTENAY, Santenay
RH: Reliable and enjoyable, if not thrilling.

  • Ch de Santenay, Clos de la Chaise Dieu 2016 Hautes-Côtes de Beaune

    Juicy and crisp on the palate with a simple, fresh style giving correct lemon and apple fruits as well as a slightly herby note on the finish. (RH)

    Drink 2018-2021
    £22.99 imported by Liberty Wines
    16
  • Ch de Santenay, Le Roc Blanc 2016 Mercurey

    Spicier than their Hautes-Côtes de Beaune, with pithy green-apple fruit and lemon zest freshening the finish. Some salty character giving a savoury aftertaste. (RH)

    Drink 2018-2022
    £24.99 imported by Liberty Wines
    16.5
  • Ch de Santenay, En Vesvau 2016 St-Aubin

    Rich spices and creamy texture with reasonably full body and attractive flinty notes on the finish. More fleshy than zingy, but doesn't lack refreshment. (RH)

    Drink 2018-2024
    £31.99 imported by Liberty Wines
    16.5
  • Ch de Santenay 2016 Mercurey

    Candied blackberry fruit, light acidity, smoky notes and pliable tannin that is very easy-drinking. Enjoyably self-confident fruit intensity on the palate and finish. (RH)

    Drink 2019-2029
    £TBC imported by Liberty Wines
    16.5
  • Ch de Santenay, Les Puillets Premier Cru 2016 Mercurey

    Something a bit chemical about this nose, and there's a bitter herbal bite to the palate. Plenty of black fruit, but there seems to be a harshness to this which is incongruous. I prefer their villages Mercurey. (RH)

    Drink 2018-2026
    £31.99 imported by Liberty Wines
    16