2018 Sansonnet Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2018 Sansonnet Bordeaux Blend
  • JS 96
  • JD 96
  • VN 96
  • JL 95
  • WE 94
  • WA 94
  • WS 93
  • DC 91

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Reg: $54.94

$44.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Pending

*Price does not include U.S. import tariffs that may be due from buyer on arrival. Please see our Terms & Conditions of Sale.

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JS 96
jamessuckling.com, April 2019
(95-96) A solid and linear red with very tight and polished tannins. Full-bodied, reserved and compacted. This shows serious length and structure. Graphite and spice to the dark fruit.
JD 96
jebdunnuck.com, May 2019
(94-96+) Another estate that I suspect has produced a best to date, the 2018 Château Sansonnet comes from a tiny 7-hectare vineyard which was purchased by Marie and Christophe Lefévère early in 2009. The vineyard itself...   (94-96+) Another estate that I suspect has produced a best to date, the 2018 Château Sansonnet comes from a tiny 7-hectare vineyard which was purchased by Marie and Christophe Lefévère early in 2009. The vineyard itself is 35 years old and consists of a thin layer of clay sitting over the limestone plateau of Saint-Émilion. The 2018 is a blend of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 3% Cabernet Franc, representing 65% of the total production, that saw malolactic fermentation in barrel and is still resting in 80% new French oak. This is another rich, powerful wine from Marie and offers a thrilling bouquet of crème de cassis, crushed rock-like minerality, graphite, and liquid violets. Deep, full-bodied, and concentrated, it nevertheless stays elegant and graceful, and just glides over the palate with nothing out of place. Count me in as a fan of this rich, sexy wine that also shows terrific balance and a sense of grace. It will be drinkable with just short-term cellaring and keep for 25 years or more.  
VN 96
Vinous, March 2021
The 2018 Sansonnet is super-impressive right out of the gate. In recent years, Sansonnet has been opulent. The 2018 captures all of that richness but also has an extra kick of vibrancy that works so well in balancing...   The 2018 Sansonnet is super-impressive right out of the gate. In recent years, Sansonnet has been opulent. The 2018 captures all of that richness but also has an extra kick of vibrancy that works so well in balancing things out. The style is still concentrated, and there is plenty of new oak, but it all works so well together. Inky red fruit, chocolate, plum, rose petals and spice linger on the exotic finish. The 2018 is so expressive today. Moreover, it is flat-out delicious. -- Antonio Galloni  
JL 95
TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021
The showy nose, with its licorice, smoke, flowers and wild cherries gets your attention. Dark, almost opaque in color, the wine is opulent, lush and velvety. Full-bodied, ripe, rich and with density, length and purity...   The showy nose, with its licorice, smoke, flowers and wild cherries gets your attention. Dark, almost opaque in color, the wine is opulent, lush and velvety. Full-bodied, ripe, rich and with density, length and purity, this is just great. And it is still priced quite fairly too! The wine blends 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2018&wine=Chateau%20Sansonnet  
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, April 2019
(92–94) Barrel Sample. This is a generous, ripe wine, with rich, supple tannins. Its acidity and fine fruitiness are already giving great structure. The wine will certainly age well.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2019
(92 - 94) This 35-year-old, 6.96-hectare vineyard is planted to 6,000 vines per hectare on thin clay and limestone soils atop the Saint-Émilion plateau, just across the road from Trottevieille. It comes from the Sansonnet...   (92 - 94) This 35-year-old, 6.96-hectare vineyard is planted to 6,000 vines per hectare on thin clay and limestone soils atop the Saint-Émilion plateau, just across the road from Trottevieille. It comes from the Sansonnet lieu-dit and is blended of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc. With 15% alcohol and a deep purple-black color, the 2018 Sansonnet is a little reticent to begin, opening out to notions of stewed plums, warm cassis, blackberry coulis and fruitcake with hints of grilled meats and fried herbs. Big, rich, full and laden with massive black fruit preserves layers, it has a plush texture and spicy finish.-LPB  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, March 2021
Dark currant, fig and blackberry paste flavors are entwined with singed alder, dried tobacco and iron-tinged minerality. Nice drive through the finish too. Well done. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best...   Dark currant, fig and blackberry paste flavors are entwined with singed alder, dried tobacco and iron-tinged minerality. Nice drive through the finish too. Well done. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2022 through 2034. – JM  
DC 91
Decanter, April 2019
Big-shouldered but enjoyable, this gives a sense of settling into itself. A slate finish lifts everything, even though the structure and the tannins are pretty forceful. A good wine with a glass-staining purple colour and...   Big-shouldered but enjoyable, this gives a sense of settling into itself. A slate finish lifts everything, even though the structure and the tannins are pretty forceful. A good wine with a glass-staining purple colour and tons of sweet damson fruit. A focussed freshness runs right through the middle of it all. Owned by Marie Lefévère. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-sansonnet-st-emilion-grand-cru-classe-2018-29382#e1OPB0ZlTk5rxqmX.99  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Saint Emilion
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Closure Cork