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Château la Bienfaisance

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2018 Château la Bienfaisance  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Medium-bodied, elegant soft and forward with a juicy, cherry and licorice profile and a round, supple-textured, plummy finish. 90-92 Pts

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2016 Château la Bienfaisance Sanctus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Smoke, espresso, licorice and ripe juicy plums open the nose. On the palate, the wine is round, plush, sweet, fresh and polished.

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Stony, mineral-driven fruits, salty, earthy tannins, there is richness and depth here, but this is not for early drinking -- the wine will need time to develop.

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2015 Château la Bienfaisance Sanctus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

Flowers and black raspberries, this wine is medium bodied with a sweet, red berry, softly-textured finish.

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2014 Château la Bienfaisance Sanctus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

With flowers and black raspberries on the nose, this wine is smooth, elegant and easy to drink due to its fresh cherry-filled character. 88-89 Pts

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2012 Château la Bienfaisance Sanctus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Sanctus reached one of the higher degrees of ripeness in the vintage at 14.37% alcohol. Blending the 70% Merlot with 30% Cabernet Franc, the wine has silky tannins, sweet, dark red berries and a soft, cherry-filled finish. 90-92 Pts

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2012 Château la Bienfaisance  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc produced a wine with coffee bean, fennel and black plums. Soft, forward and round, the wine ends with sweet cherries and strawberry. 89-91 Pts

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2011 Château la Bienfaisance Sanctus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc was aged in 90% new oak to produce plush, round textures with licorice, chocolate and minerality, ending with a bitter chocolate-covered, plum-filled finish. 91-93 Pts

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2010 Château la Bienfaisance Sanctus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

2010 Sanctus de La Bienfaisance opens with stone, spice, licorice, espresso and ripe berries. Soft textured, with minerality and opulent textures, this fleshy and fresh wine will be aged in 90% new oak. 91-93 Pts

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2009 Château la Bienfaisance Sanctus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Sanctus de la Bienfaisance Produced from 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Franc from a small parcel located in the St. Emilion vineyards of La Bienfaisance, the wine is packed with black licorice, jammy berries, crushed stone, spice and sweet juicy plums. With character and complexity, this 14.8% alcohol wine does not show any sensation of heat in the long, mineral driven, licorice and dark berry filled finish.

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2009 Château la Bienfaisance  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Smoke, earth, gravel, jammy berries and anise, soft textures, medium bodied and produced in an early drinking style.

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2008 Château la Bienfaisance Sanctus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 89

08 Château Sanctus, from clay and limestone soils, achieved good ripeness in this vintage. Blue and black fruits and coffee, along with earthy notes, make up the bouquet, while the palate offers a rich finish. A solid wine for the money. 88-90 Pts

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2005 Château la Bienfaisance Sanctus  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Licorice, chocolate covered plums, black cherry and espresso scents lead to a rich, round, full bodied St. Emilion. This opulent, showy. Bordeaux wine is just starting to drink well. A few more years will add additional complexity to the chocolate covered, black and blue fruit filled finish.

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