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)"