Sanctus St-Emilion 2016

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from St-Émilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
AG 93
JD 93
JS 93
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Item # 338911

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$32.95
750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Oct 2021) 12+ Available
93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2016 Sanctus is going to need a few years to soften, as the tannins are quite firm today. Even so, the 2016 shows terrific poise and energy. Dark red cherry, mocha, espresso, dried flowers and licorice develop as this expressive, powerful wine starts to unwind in the glass. There is plenty to look forward to. Drink: 2021-2035. (Jan 2019)"

93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A selection from 4 hectares of more limestone soils, the 2016 Château Sanctus is 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc that spent 12 months in 40% new barrels. Sporting a more ruby/purple color as well as smoking good notes of crème de cassis, toasted spice, classy oak, and violets, this beauty is more medium to full-bodied, has a seamless, focused texture, good concentration, and a great finish. Give it a few years. Drink: 2021-2036. (2/28/19)"

93 points James Suckling: "A vibrant and attractive St.-Emilion with a red-fruit core that is framed in vibrant and crisp tannins. Fresh, long and upbeat flavors. Good depth here. Try from 2022. (2/3/19)"
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93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2016 Sanctus is going to need a few years to soften, as the tannins are quite firm today. Even so, the 2016 shows terrific poise and energy. Dark red cherry, mocha, espresso, dried flowers and licorice develop as this expressive, powerful wine starts to unwind in the glass. There is plenty to look forward to. Drink: 2021-2035. (Jan 2019)"

93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "A selection from 4 hectares of more limestone soils, the 2016 Château Sanctus is 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc that spent 12 months in 40% new barrels. Sporting a more ruby/purple color as well as smoking good notes of crème de cassis, toasted spice, classy oak, and violets, this beauty is more medium to full-bodied, has a seamless, focused texture, good concentration, and a great finish. Give it a few years. Drink: 2021-2036. (2/28/19)"

93 points James Suckling: "A vibrant and attractive St.-Emilion with a red-fruit core that is framed in vibrant and crisp tannins. Fresh, long and upbeat flavors. Good depth here. Try from 2022. (2/3/19)"
Product SKU 338911
Producer Sanctus
Country France
Region Bordeaux
SubRegion Right Bank
Appellation St-Émilion
Varietal Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
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