2016 Senejac, Haut-Médoc (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1302047 92-93 points James Suckling

 Dense and layered with blueberry and chocolate character. Medium body, fine tannins and a flavorful finish. Racy and refined already.  (4/2017)

91-93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2016 Sénéjac has an attractive bouquet with floral-tinged red and black fruit—strawberry pastilles and just a touch of bay leaf, nicely defined and gaining intensity with aeration. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannin, well-judged acidity, very harmonious with assiduous use of new oak. This is a very stylish Haut-Médoc, one of the best that I have tasted in many years. This comes highly recommended. (NM)  (4/2017)

91 points Decanter

 From the Bignon-Cordier family, this is a sleek, sexy Médoc with good chewy tannins and a lovely rich texture to the blackberry fruit. It has a serious edge, showing some menthol notes on the finish and a feeling of freshness that accompanies the entire experience beginning to end. Good persistency. A successful vintage here.Drinking Window 2023 - 2040(JA)  (4/2017)

88-91 points Vinous

 The 2016 Sénéjac is exquisite. Sweet tobacco, mint, grilled herbs and dark red fruit give the 2016 is a striking interplay of aromatic intensity and palate presence. Powerful and deep, the 2016 offers notable depth yet also remains quite finessed for the year. Layers of fruit build into a long finish laced with expressive savory and earth-driven tones. This is an especially delicate style for the year. Tasted two times. (AG)  (4/2017)

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Staff Image By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/1/2017 | Send Email
2016 Ch. Senejac is a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon 37 Merlot 11 Cabernet Franc and 4 Petite Verdot. I have owned many vintages of Senejac over the years and I always age them 7-10 years out and they always taste great. 2016 is dead on consistent Senejac, fresh, firm red-black fruit, elegant Medoc wine with good acid in an absolutely classic style, which means no fruitball! 1 star.

Staff Image By: Jason Marwedel | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/10/2017 | Send Email
This was one of the great surprises of the Left Bank in 2016. This wine is so elegant! Notes of bright red fruit, flowers and spice grace the nose. The palate offers purity and depth of fruit while maintaining perfectly polished edges. A lovely wine for a fantastic price.

Staff Image By: Jeff Garneau | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/28/2017 | Send Email
From 40 hectares of vines in Le Pian-Médoc, just north of the city of Bordeaux itself. Always solid if occasionally rustic this property has improved markedly in the past few years. The 2016 vintage was one of the standouts among the wines of the Haut-Médoc at the big Maison Joanne tasting in Bordeaux during en primeur week. The blend is 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot. Impressive weight with loads of ripe, sweet fruit and fine tannins. Best ever from here?

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/20/2017 | Send Email
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Wow! This could be the best ever by them--much better than their 2015 or even 2009. Fine structure from this 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot blend. Red berry aromas with a touch of oak. Quite perfumey. Deep color and great structure on the palate-sweet, long finish. Superb value for $15.
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Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/20/2017 | Send Email
Here is one of the great bargains of the fantastic 2016 Bordeaux vintage. This is tight, firm and classy with a strong core of sweet fruit and a very clean finish. there is amazing persistence to the finish of this seriously good bottle.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
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