38 Ratings
Château Sénéjac Haut-Médoc Cru Bourgeois

Wine Details


Red Blend





Wine Description

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)

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    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.

    about 3 years
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    Full-bodied, rich. Tasted like a paso blend.

    over 3 years
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    Lu.cy loose

    about 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2012 Vintage) This is a solid effort that's packed with blackberry fruits and dark tannins. The wine has weight and structure that is balanced with the fruitiness.
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2006 Vintage) Bright ruby-red. Subtly scented aromas of red berries and flowers. Suave on entry, then ripe, floral and nicely delineated, with modest flesh but good lift. The wine's ripe acids extend the finish, and the rather suave tannins spread out to coat the palate. A good showing.