Wine Advocate 91
"Shockingly good in the vintage, the 2014 Châteauneuf du Pape is as charming and gulpable as they come. Made from 52% Grenache, 28% Syrah and 20% Mourvèdre, partially destemmed and aged in foudre, old barrels and concrete tanks, its medium ruby color is followed by tons of sweet red fruits (cherries, strawberry), Provençal garrigue and spice. On the fuller side of medium-bodied, with a soft, expansive texture and sweet, it’s a beauty to drink over the coming 5-7 years."~J.D.
Vinous Media 89-91
"(aged for 14 months in concrete vats and older oak barrels of varying size): Deep ruby. Ripe cherry and black raspberry on the perfumed nose, complicated by subtle floral and oak nuances. Fleshy and seamless on the palate, offering broad cherry and dark berry flavors along with hints of peppery spices and smoky minerals. Closes smooth, smoky and long, with good clarity and supple, slow-building tannins that add shape."~J.R.
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.