Very attractive and fragrant, fresh red and dark berries with a wild-raspberry edge. The palate has a deep and smooth frame of tannins and carries plenty of bright blue-fruit flavor in fresh mode. Second wine of Chateau Sanctus. Try from 2022.
93 points, James Suckling (Feb 2019)
The 2016 La Bienfaisance de Château Sanctus is a gorgeous wine from Saint-Émilion's Saint Christophe de Bardes sector. Pliant and racy in the glass, the 2016 offers striking purity as well as nuance. Bright red-toned fruit, blood orange and floral overtones confer energy to this vibrant yet understated, persistent Saint-Émilion. I really like the sense of drive and energy here.
92 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Jan 2019)
Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 La Bienfaisance sports notions of baked black plums, mulberries and boysenberries with nuances of fruitcake, Chinese five spice and damp earth plus a waft of sautéed herbs. The full-bodied palate is bursting with black berry preserves and herbal sparks, framed by firm, rounded tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and spicy.
91 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Mar 2019)