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Senejac 2009

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Haut Médoc
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon

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Tasting Notes

This is a major sleeper of the vintage and the finest Senejac I have tasted. The team from Pontet Canet, who have done such a phenomenal job at that estate, were in charge of making this Senejac, and the result, not surprisingly, is a sensational wine that consumers need to buy by the case. Dense purple, with notes of creme de cassis, incense, licorice and forest floor, this wine is delicious and full-bodied, with sweet tannins, low acidity, copious fruit and exceptional concentration. Everything is in balance, and the wine is capable of lasting 10 or more years.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (199), March 2012

Berry and earthy, spicy character. Toasted oak. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins. A little hollow.

James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, April 2010

A little less opulent than some 2009s. Quite tough at the moment. Sucks the juices out of the palate! One for the cellar? Drink 2015-2022

Jancis Robinson MW, Wine Relief Tasting, January 2013

Fine floral yet quite discreet nose, elegant and poised, will be a lovely wine, a bit understated now. Drink 2013-18.

Steven Spurrier, Decanter.com, April 2010
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Run by the Cordier family, with the vineyard managed by Alfred Tesseron's team at Pontet-Canet, this is the first vintage from their biodynamically farmed estate, and it is certainly the best wine I have ever tasted from Senejac. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, oodles of black currant fruit are intermixed with some licorice, underbrush, and foresty notes. Great fruit, a sumptuous, fleshy texture, and plenty of succulence and length make for a big, rich, nicely textured wine to drink over the next decade. (Tasted two times.) Drink 2010-2020.

Robert Parker added an asterisk to this wine score to signify that it is a wine he considers has the finest potential of all the offerings he has ever tasted from this estate in nearly 32 years of barrel tasting samples in Bordeaux.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (188), April 2010

Mid dark crimson. Well balanced. Savoury and succulent with just a slight polish of 2009 over it. Not sweet at all. Good stuff. Serious wine. GV. Date tasted 28th March 2010. Drink 2013-2018.

Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2010
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