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2016 Château Sansonnet

ITEM 7955532 - Removed from a subterranean wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
aliab 1 $46 $46
Just1more 1 $46 $46
jkoebs 1 of 3 $45 $45
3 $45
Item Sold Amount Date
I7964016 2 $47 Sep 26, 2021
I7964016 1 $46 Sep 26, 2021
I7955532 2 $46 Sep 19, 2021
I7955532 1 $45 Sep 19, 2021
I7945638 4 $45 Sep 12, 2021
I7945637 2 $45 Sep 12, 2021
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RATINGS

96Jeb Dunnuck

...Beautiful bouquet of macerated black cherries, blackcurrants, smoked earth, spice, and tobacco. This ripe, sexy, full-bodied beauty has terrific overall balance, a layered texture, no hard edges, and a beautiful finish

94+ The Wine Advocate

Medium to full-bodied, the palate is charged with energy, giving mouth-coating red and black fruits with a firm, grainy frame, finishing long and lively.

94Vinous / IWC

...Pure bouquet of small dark cherries, fig and blueberry, beautifully defined and seamlessly integrated with the new oak. The medium-bodied palate is smooth and sensual, offering supple tannin and layers of slightly toasted black fruit, plus a bit of white pepper toward the persistent finish...

93Wine Spectator

Bold, with a broad beam of warm cassis, plum reduction and braised fig flavors striding through, underscored by a strong graphite edge and backed by alluring black tea and well-roasted apple wood notes...

91Wine Enthusiast

...Rich with ripe fruits, black tannins and a smooth, chocolate texture. Its tannins are impressively rich and dense, giving a wine offering power along with freshness and minerality...

REGION

France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.