Parker 88 Punkte
A fine effort for the vintage, the medium-bodied 2002 Sanctus exhibits aromas and flavors of white chocolate, forest floor, cherries, sweet currants, and toasty oak. With fine purity, nicely integrated acidity, and ripe tannin, it will drink well for 8-9 years. A 9-acre garage operation from the owners of La Bienfaisance, Sanctus boasts Stephane Derenoncourt as its consultant since 2001 (which is when the quality began to soar). It is a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc.