Chateau Sansonnet 2017

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The Aromatic Intensity of a Saint-Emilion Grand Cru with a Smooth Mouthfeel

Joining the prestigious circle of Saint-Emilion Grands Crus Classés in 2012, Chateau Sansonnet is led by the very talented and ambitious Marie-Benedicte Lefevere and is now one of the most prominent properties on the Right Bank of the Bordeaux region.

A restructuring of the vineyard has led to environmentally friendly practices, a pure expression of the exceptional terroir through a micro-plot approach and a renovation of the vat room and cellar. The tailor-made vinifications are carried out under the guidance of famous wine consultant Michel Rolland and Jean-Philippe Fort.

All these efforts and investments have been rewarded with an improvement in the quality of the wines, whose stylistic definition comes through more and more with each new vintage, as confirmed by the 2017.

The privileged position of Chateau Sansonnet, on top of the limestone plateau of Saint-Emilion, has spared the vineyard from the damage caused by the frost of April 2017.

The First Wine of the property, the Chateau Sansonnet 2017 pays tribute to the Saint-Emilion appellation's flagship red grape, Merlot, 85% of which is blended with 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc.

While this vintage was truly a challenging one, the Chateau Sansonnet 2017 promises to be a successful vintage indeed, offering an expressive aromatic bouquet and a silky smooth texture on the palate, while also maintaining a perfect balance.

Parker : 95 / 100
Wine Spectator : 92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Sansonnet needs some coaxing to reveal notions of warm blueberries, plum preserves and boysenberries followed by Chinese five spice, licorice, fertile loam and charcuterie with a waft of lavender. Full-bodied, the palate is packed with layered black and blue fruits, framed by ripe, velvety tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and with great purity.
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Alcohol
14.5

Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Conventional farming

J. Robinson
16

J. Suckling
92

Vinous - A. Galloni
93

Wine Spectator
92

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Libournais

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Sansonnet

Classification
Grand cru classe

Parker
95

Allergens
Contains sulfites