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Château Sansonnet 2014, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru Classe

£39.90

Chateau Sansonnet 2014 is a really complex, well fruited and brooding St Emilion with excellent structure and plenty of finesse. The classic pencil shaving notes are to be found here together with some dark cherry and blueberry fruit. There's still over a decade left to drink this rascal and cellaring will amply reward the patient.

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Subregion: Saint-Émilion
Vintage: 2014
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Merlot 90%, Cabernet Franc 10 %
ABV: 14.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Great value St Emilion
Drink With: Lamb or venison

Château Sansonnet is situated on the highest point of the exceptional clay limestone plateau of Saint-Émilion. The vineyard is 7 hectares in size, and is one unique holding adjacent to classified great growth vineyards. The proportions of grape varieties planted are 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.

From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

It has a decadent nose but unlike some of its more hubristic peers, here it is more complex and defined, nicely interwoven with the new oak, and offers some irresistible floral scents with time. The palate is full-bodied with fleshy black cherry and blackcurrant fruit, a pleasant saline touch with plenty of tension and freshness on the finish. It is a modern-style of Saint Emilion and unequivocally one of the better examples of the genre.