Chateau Sansonnet 2016

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A fresh and well-balanced Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Produced from an area of 6.96 hectares, Chateau Sansonnet is a red wine from the Saint-Emilion Grand Cru appellation. The average vine planted is 35 years old, on a terroir of clay and limestone based soils. The grape varieties planted are Merlot (85%), Cabernet Franc (8%), and Cabernet Sauvignon (7%). The wine is aged in French oak barrels (80% are new), for 12-18 months. The final blend of the 2016 vintage is 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. 

Chateau Sansonnet 2016 presents tannins of exceptional quality thanks to perfect ripening conditions. The clay-limestone soil, preserves the freshness and moisture, ensuring a perfect maturity free of any factors that could prohibit maturity. A powerful, elegant, fresh and well balanced wine.

Parker : 94+ / 100
Wine Spectator : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
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.
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Grape varieties
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Dessert wine
No

Environment
Conventional farming

J. Robinson
16,5

J. Suckling
95

Wine Spectator
93

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Libournais

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Sansonnet

Classification
Grand cru classe

Parker
94+

Allergens
Contains sulfites