Bright ruby colour. This is full of fresh cherry fruit flavours, with subtle herbal undertones. Whilst not a powerhouse, this is a rewarding style which will give good mid-term drinking pleasure.
The Château Sénéjac 2014 has a fresh, lively bouquet, those energetic blackberry and boysenberry fruit leaping from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied and tones it down a little. But there is commendable energy here, well-judged acidity and plenty of blackberry and raspberry fruit on the finish that linger long in the mouth. This comes recommended.
Mid crimson. Quite rich and floral. Well put together though not exactly earthy – more like a composite confection. Tannins and fruit far from married and the strength of the perfume is a little disconcerting but it should give pleasure. Dry finish. Drink 2018-2024
This is exceptionally well done with currant, dark berry and blueberry character. Full body, firm tannins and a bright finish.
Savory herbs, tobacco, smoke, licorice and lavender are some of the notes that emerge from the 2014 Senejac. There is good energy in the glass, but the style is distinctly mid-weight and also a touch compact. Even so, this is a lovely wine for what is likely to be a very reasonable tariff.
Since this château was purchased by Thierry Rustman, the former manager of Château Talbot, thequality of its wines has gone from strength-to-strength.
The Haut-Médoc is an appellation within the Médoc that stretches along the left bank of the Gironde from Blanquefort in the south to the north of Bordeaux. The region encompasses the more famous communes of St-Estèphe, Pauillac, St-Julien and Margaux. Following the 1855 classification many of its most famous estates were classified and scored as first, second, third, fourth or fifth growths. This was based on their social and commercial positions at the time. Most of these classed growths use the village appellation name, such as Pauillac. However five of these classed growths fell outside a village appellation so take the name Haut-Médoc. Many of the vineyards which are classified as Haut-Médoc may actually also be referred to as Cru Bourgeois wines. These wines have lower permitted yields and so offer great value for money.