Château Sansonnet 2012, Saint-Émilion
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Chateau Sansonnet 2012 is almost black in colour, its nose is ripe with a touch of char. Really firm and chewy, pretty oaky too, this St-Emilion has an impressive and dark concentration of fruit. It still needs a lot of time, but it has fine structure and freshness even with all that dark and hidden depth.
Grape Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Undervalued Saint-Émilion
Drink With: Loin of venison with blackberry jus
In 2012, Château Sansonnet joined the tight circle of Saint-Émilion Grands Crus Classés. The distinction was a reward for constant hard work carried out in the vines and a continuous search for quality in the winery.
From Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
From a property on an incredible qualitative roll, this blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, from Saint-Émilion’s plateau of clay and limestone soils, offers loads of blueberry and raspberry fruit, an inky purple colour, a distinctive, earthy terroir character, medium to full body, and beautiful ripeness, purity and equilibrium. This is a stunner, as it has been over recent vintages, and consumers need to take notice before the prices match the level of quality. Drink it over the next 15 years. Tiny yields of 23 hectoliters per hectare achieved 14% natural alcohol. 92 Points