International Wine Cellar 91-93
" Inky ruby. Exotic, highly aromatic bouquet of blackberry, blueberry, spicecake, incense and musky herbs. Sweet and velvety in the mouth, offering vivid dark berry flavors accented by Indian spices, vanilla and white pepper. Gains energy and power with air but maintains an elegant character, finishing with very good clarity and gentle tannic persistence. " ~ ST
Wine Spectator 92
" Dark and winey, with a lovely mouthfeel to the layers of raspberry coulis, plum sauce and blackberry confiture, supported by alluring graphite and licorice notes. The long, tarry-edged finish opens nicely in the glass. Drink now through 2022. 7,500 cases made. " ~ JM
Domaine des SenechauxView all from Domaine des Senechaux
The Domaine des Sénéchaux counts itself amongst the oldest vineyards in Castro Novo, the birthplace of the wines of Pape and the creation of "appellations d'origine contrôlées." It lies in the heart of the mythical Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation and dates back to the XIV century. It owes its name to the domaine's key vineyards in the Bois Sénéchaux area.
The Cazes family, owners of Château Lynch-Bages in Pauillac, purchased the Domaine des Sénéchaux in 2006. With energy and dedication, the Cazes family have pursued the hard work carried out by Bernard Tranchecoste since 1998. Following significant renovation works on the vineyard, particular attention was paid to the Grenache old vines which attest to the Domaine's longevity. The estate produces robust reds and fleshy, aromatic whites that reflect the rich characters of their respective terroirs.