Château Sansonnet

St. Émilion Grand Cru Red Bordeaux Blend

8.979 ratings
8.96 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

Tonights wine is the 2018 Chateau Sansonnet. Saint-Émilion Right Bank. A blend of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc.

On the nose there are plush black fruit of black cherry, blackberry, plum sauce, black currant, vanilla, mocha, violets and mineraly soil.

On the palate I am receiving notes of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, licorice, greenbell pepper, herbs, vanilla and gravelly soil.

This is a full bodied wine with a rich velvety mouthfeel medium + acidity and medium + smooth supple tannin that leaves you with a long black fruit rich gravelly soil finish. This looks like a cooler than normal rainy Halloween weekend. I hope your weekend is full of joy and happiness. Please be safe and healthy and enjoy your Halloween. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Tonights wine is the 2018 Chateau Sansonnet. Saint-Émilion Right Bank. A blend of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc.

On the nose there are plush black fruit of black cherry, blackberry, plum sauce, black currant, vanilla, mocha, violets and mineraly soil.

On the palate I am receiving notes of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, black currant, licorice, greenbell pepper, herbs, vanilla and gravelly soil.

This is a full bodied wine with a rich velvety mouthfeel medium + acidity and medium + smooth supple tannin that leaves you with a long black fruit rich gravelly soil finish. This looks like a cooler than normal rainy Halloween weekend. I hope your weekend is full of joy and happiness. Please be safe and healthy and enjoy your Halloween. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Oct 29th, 2021
Michael Herzog

Vegetal and funk on the nose from the start. If any fruit at the start on the nose, it’s cranberry, almost craisins, and cherry; red fruit. On the palate initially, I think the tannins need to resolve themselves. This might need to be decanted. Has a plummy finish. Will decant to prepare for grilled ribeye. More notes to follow.

Vegetal and funk on the nose from the start. If any fruit at the start on the nose, it’s cranberry, almost craisins, and cherry; red fruit. On the palate initially, I think the tannins need to resolve themselves. This might need to be decanted. Has a plummy finish. Will decant to prepare for grilled ribeye. More notes to follow.

Nov 13th, 2020
Chris McClellan

Big display of ripe blueberry, savory spices, plush, with soft tannins and solid core of acid...could have decanted for hours, but time was running out..,

Big display of ripe blueberry, savory spices, plush, with soft tannins and solid core of acid...could have decanted for hours, but time was running out..,

Apr 19th, 2020
Steve Shaffer

Massive plum on opening. Some Brett smokey notes. Cassis.
Palate, Smokey Deep cassis but mostly bitter tannins. Mouthfeel is thin and astringent. Need to how it develops but right now it looks like a poor vintage. No signs of oxidation so holding up ok from that perspective

Massive plum on opening. Some Brett smokey notes. Cassis.
Palate, Smokey Deep cassis but mostly bitter tannins. Mouthfeel is thin and astringent. Need to how it develops but right now it looks like a poor vintage. No signs of oxidation so holding up ok from that perspective

Dec 30th, 2017
Ron Haber

Still wonderful Grand Cru. Flavors still balanced. Liked the old world acids

Still wonderful Grand Cru. Flavors still balanced. Liked the old world acids

Nov 4th, 2017
Meghan Hamilton

Wine Educator Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.2

Nice rich and round right bank. Cherry and plum but chocolate and vanilla as well. Would hold longer.

Nice rich and round right bank. Cherry and plum but chocolate and vanilla as well. Would hold longer.

May 17th, 2016
Dan R

Hugely extracted, sappy, boozy monster of a wine that’s a dead ringer for Napa. Despite the high ratings, it’s not a style I enjoy...

Hugely extracted, sappy, boozy monster of a wine that’s a dead ringer for Napa. Despite the high ratings, it’s not a style I enjoy...

Oct 17th, 2020
Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

2014 vintage. Ripe and rocking for the price. Heavy body. 85% Merlot, 15% Cab Franc. Excellent value. The 2018 vintage swings as well. 9.24.23.

2014 vintage. Ripe and rocking for the price. Heavy body. 85% Merlot, 15% Cab Franc. Excellent value. The 2018 vintage swings as well. 9.24.23.

Sep 24th, 2023
Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

2014 vintage.

Jun 18th, 2022
Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

2018 vintage. Settling down a little bit since last visit 10.24.21. Medium/medium-heavy body. Starts off Napa, finishes Right bank. Velveteen and hazelnut nose. Slacker tannic presence. Still fairly flashy yet substantial-esp for the price. Tremendous value and drinking slightly better than nearly seven months ago.

2018 vintage. Settling down a little bit since last visit 10.24.21. Medium/medium-heavy body. Starts off Napa, finishes Right bank. Velveteen and hazelnut nose. Slacker tannic presence. Still fairly flashy yet substantial-esp for the price. Tremendous value and drinking slightly better than nearly seven months ago.

May 15th, 2022