2015 Sansonnet



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Average critic rating : 91.42 points

89-92

89-92

Proprietors Marie and Christophe Lefévère and their winemaker, Jean-Philippe Fort, have done a fabulous job with the 2015 Sansonnet. There is no shortage of depth or richness, but what the 2015 has that other recent vintages have not had is fully ripe tannins that are hard to achieve in this cold site. Layers of dark, inky fruit, spices, leather and licorice build as this exotic, flamboyant St.-Émilion shows off its racy personality. This is a striking, modern St.-Émilion. Ripeness, unctuousness and alcohol are all pushed to the extreme. Sansonnet is 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, done in 80% new oak. Tasted three times. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

90-92

90-92

The 2015 Sansonnet is a blend of 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon that is matured in 80% new oak. It has a precise, quite introverted bouquet at first with just a hint of graphite infusing the black fruit. It turns almost sorbet-like. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, again, that graphite seam embroidered through the black fruit, structured but focused and sophisticated on the finish. Worth checking out, I would not be surprised if this clocks in at the top of my banded score once in bottle. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2019-2035

95-96

95-96

Extremely polished and sexy with ultra-fine tannins and a long, long finish. Big and juicy wine. Yet tight and refined. Exciting. Mar 2016, JamesSuckling.com

90-93

90-93

Packed with a mix of raspberry, boysenberry and blackberry fruit, this has range, while the brambly tannins add freshness and drive. Features pleasant spice notes in the background. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

16

16

Blackcurrant, firm tannic chew, dry and savoury with a lot of liquorice and leather character. Quite hot. (RH). Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2017-2023

91

91

Dramatically improved in recent years. Solid example of the limestone plateau. Lots of minerality with a powerful but fine grain of tannin. Clear ageing potential. Apr 2016, James Lawther MW, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2023-2035



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