(From 2011 Vintage) A clean, rich, savoury aromatic fruit profile here, with rich black cherry fruit. The palate is clean, bright and promising. The fruit seems well defined, the texture of the palate appropriate and well matched by the tannins sitting behind it all. There is also a fresh seam of defining acidity. This is an attractive wine which already displays a great deal of harmony. And on the finish, there is a flourish of tannin and fruit.
Yet another excellent 2005, proving what a fabulously consistent vintage thisis in Bordeaux. Typical southern Haut-Médoc Claret, quite perfumed withsoft black fruit and cassis characteristics followed by good structure andconcentration on the palate with tannins in abundance but so ripe that they arenot at all intrusive. It is perfect with roast lamb or partridge, and also withhard cheese. Do give it plenty of air if drinking now. (Alun Griffiths MW, BBR Wine Director)
16/06/2008 Perfumed, bright, lovely purity, black fruit. Totally compelling. Builds on the palate. Intense but not too strong. Beautiful, needs time. Drink 2013-18. (16.75 points Decanter) Robert Parker, April 2006, Score: 90-92 Starting in 2005, the luxury cuvee, Karolus, will no longer be made as the proprietors believe they have raised the level of Senejac to that of a luxury wine. The 10,000-case 2005, made by well-known oenologist, Jacques Boissenot (a disciple of the late Emile Peynaud), is the finest I have yet tasted. Its saturated ruby/purple color is accompanied by rich aromas of licorice, forest floor, blackberries, and chocolate-infused black currants. This medium-bodied, moderately tannic, rich wine is clearly of classified-growth quality. It will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring, and last for 12-14 years. Drink: 2008 - 2020.
Full-bodied, rich. Tasted like a paso blend.