Description

Chateau Sansonnet 2016 Bordeaux
90% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon | Alc: 14.0%
St. Emillion, Bordeaux, France

Winemaker’s notes:
Sansonnet 2016 Bordeaux – the exceptional quality of the tannins of vintage 2016 is the result of perfect conditions of maturation, in particular on the argilo-calcareous soils. The natural hydric regulation avoided in the vines any stress due to the drought. Power, elegance, freshness and balance are the key words of 2016.

Critical Acclaim:
“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.” 96 Pts – Jeb Dunnuck

“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.” 95 Pts – James Suckling

“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.” 94+ Pts – The Wine Advocate

“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.” 93 Pts – Wine Spectator

“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.” 93 Pts – Wine Enthusiast

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Additional information

Vintage

2016

Bottle Size

750mL

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