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Château Sansonnet 2017

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

    Joining the prestigious circle of Saint-Émilion Grands Crus Classés in 2012, Château Sansonnet is led by the very talented and ambitious Marie-Bénédicte Lefévère 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 Château Sansonnet, on top of the limestone plateau of Saint-Émilion, has spared the vineyard from the damage caused by the frost of April 2017.

    The First Wine of the property, the Château Sansonnet 2017 pays tribute to the Saint-Émilion 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 Château 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
    J. Robinson : 16 / 20
    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 viticulture

    J. Robinson
    16

    J. Suckling
    92

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    93

    Wine Spectator
    92

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Libournais

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Saint-Emilion

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Château Sansonnet

    Classification
    Grand cru classe

    Parker
    95

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites