Chateau Sansonnet (2010)
Dark ruby and deep color. The nose is intense and complex, it reveals aromas of red and black berries. Wood aromas still present, are elegant and spicy, which will bring a beautiful complexity during the ageing. In mouth, the wine is silky, round and persistent.
92 James Suckling
A wonderful red with sweet chocolate, berry and licorice character. Full body, fine tannins and a finish with orange peel undertones. Balanced.
92 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
From a property on an incredible qualitative roll, this blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc, from St.-Emilion’s plateau of clay and limestone soils, offers loads of blueberry and raspberry fruit, an inky purple color, 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.
90 Wine Spectator
An amped-up style, with lots of succulent plum, boysenberry and raspberry pate de fruit notes pumping along, lined with ambitious toasted vanilla and dried star anise hints. Pulls together on the finish, helped by a pleasant graphite edge. More harmonious now than when tasted from barrel. Best from 2017 through 2022.