2016 Sansonnet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • VN 96
  • JD 96
  • JS 95
  • WA 94
  • JL 94
  • VN 94
  • WS 93
  • WE 91
  • DC 90

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Reg: $44.94

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VN 96
Vinous, January 2019
An exotic, heady wine, the 2016 Sansonnet is a total stunner. Crème de cassis, lavender, bittersweet chocolate, menthol, licorice, graphite and sweet spice saturate the palate in an explosive, stunningly beautiful... An exotic, heady wine, the 2016 Sansonnet is a total stunner. Crème de cassis, lavender, bittersweet chocolate, menthol, licorice, graphite and sweet spice saturate the palate in an explosive, stunningly beautiful Saint-Émilion that balances concentration and vibrancy with impeccable class. Put simply, the 2016 Sansonnet is a total pleasure bomb. Don't miss it. Tasted three times. -- Antonio Galloni
JD 96
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
An estate that has been firing on all cylinders recently, the Merlot-dominated 2016 Château Sansonnet sports a saturated ruby color as well as a beautiful bouquet of macerated black cherries, blackcurrants, smoked earth... An estate that has been firing on all cylinders recently, the Merlot-dominated 2016 Château Sansonnet sports a saturated ruby color as well as a beautiful bouquet of macerated black cherries, blackcurrants, smoked earth, spice, and tobacco. This ripe, sexy, full-bodied beauty has terrific overall balance, a layered texture, no hard edges, and a beautiful finish. It's a gem in the vintage and is well worth a case purchase. The blend is 90% Merlot and 5% each of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, all brought up in 80% new French oak. Don’t miss this brilliant wine.
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, February 2019
The blueberry and blackberry aromas are very impressive and lifted right out of the glass. Full-bodied, very tight and defined with beautiful berries and focus. Long and vivid. Traditional style with precision and verve... The blueberry and blackberry aromas are very impressive and lifted right out of the glass. Full-bodied, very tight and defined with beautiful berries and focus. Long and vivid. Traditional style with precision and verve. Drink in 2022.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018
94+ Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Sansonnet (composed of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a little youthfully mute, revealing suggestions of crushed black plums, baked cherries and... 94+ Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2016 Sansonnet (composed of 90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a little youthfully mute, revealing suggestions of crushed black plums, baked cherries and blackberries with nuances of fallen leaves, black olives, lavender and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is charged with energy, giving mouth-coating red and black fruits with a firm, grainy frame, finishing long and lively. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
JL 94
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2017
Powerful, mouth filling, rich, opulent and fresh, there is intensity and concentration with flavorful bands of fat juiciness, licorice and black plums so ripe you’ll want to suck on the stone. You're going to like this... Powerful, mouth filling, rich, opulent and fresh, there is intensity and concentration with flavorful bands of fat juiciness, licorice and black plums so ripe you’ll want to suck on the stone. You're going to like this wine, its masterful essence will linger in your mind for hours. From a blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, this is the best vintage of Sansonnet yet. I know I've said it before, but this time I really mean it!
VN 94
Vinous, January 2019
The 2016 Sansonnet has a pure bouquet of small dark cherries, fig and blueberry, beautifully defined and seamlessly integrated with the new oak. The medium-bodied palate is smooth and sensual, offering supple tannin and... The 2016 Sansonnet has a pure bouquet of small dark cherries, fig and blueberry, beautifully defined and seamlessly integrated with the new oak. The medium-bodied palate is smooth and sensual, offering supple tannin and layers of slightly toasted black fruit, plus a bit of white pepper toward the persistent finish. This should mature with panache in bottle. 14.5% alcohol -- Neal Martin
WS 93
Wine Spectator, January 2019
Bold, with a broad beam of warm cassis, plum reduction and braised fig flavors striding through, underscored by a strong graphite edge and backed by alluring black tea and well-roasted apple wood notes. Despite the heft... Bold, with a broad beam of warm cassis, plum reduction and braised fig flavors striding through, underscored by a strong graphite edge and backed by alluring black tea and well-roasted apple wood notes. Despite the heft, this is polished and integrated already, and should be a hedonistic delight in the near term. Best from 2021 through 2033. — J.M.
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast, May 2019
This wine is rich with ripe fruits, black tannins and a smooth, chocolate texture. Its tannins are impressively rich and dense, giving a wine offering power along with freshness and minerality. Drink from 2023.
DC 90
Decanter, October 2018
A clay-over-limestone estate, owned by Marie Lefévère, which has produced a wine with excellent balance of flavour, freshness and power in 2016. The enjoyable dark fruits, bitter chocolate, clean lines and generosity are... A clay-over-limestone estate, owned by Marie Lefévère, which has produced a wine with excellent balance of flavour, freshness and power in 2016. The enjoyable dark fruits, bitter chocolate, clean lines and generosity are not overdone - it's intense without a doubt, but has settled down during barrel ageing in 80% new oak. It was bottled this July. 32hl/ha yield. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-sansonnet-st-emilion-grand-cru-classe-2016-11218#03ObHb3CoVEHdkRD.99
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint-Emilion
Vintage 2016
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork