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2012 Domaine des Senechaux Châteauneuf-du-Pape

SKU #1300894 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Another rocking wine from this team, the 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape doesn’t disappoint and gives up loads of kirsch, cassis, licorice, meat juice, licorice and roasted herbs. Made from a blend of mostly Grenache, with Syrah and Mourvedre that was brought up in foudre, barrels and concrete, it’s a fruit-filled, medium to full-bodied, seamless and beautifully Provencal effort to drink over the coming decade. (JD)  (10/2014)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Dark and winey, with a lovely mouthfeel to the layers of raspberry coulis, plum sauce and blackberry confiture, supported by alluring graphite and licorice notes. The long, tarry-edged finish opens nicely in the glass. Drink now through 2022. (JM)  (10/2014)

91 points Vinous

 Opaque ruby. Aromas of ripe blackberry and candied flowers show good clarity and spicy lift. Supple, sweet and seamless, offering juicy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of cola. Fine-grained tannins shape the long, floral finish of this rich yet lively wine. (JR)  (4/2015)

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Rhone Blends



- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


- Legendary wine-producing region in southeast France. Stereotypically speaking, Rhone wines are high in alcohol, and the majority produced is red. The northern Rhone is best known for outstanding 100% Syrah wines from areas such as Cote Rotie and Hermitage, as well as for fabulous white wines from Condrieu (where Viognier is king). In the southern Rhone, look for spicy, full-bodied wines that are blends of Grenache, Syrah, and other varietals coming from appellations such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Gigondas, or Rasteau. Wines labeled as Cote du Rhone or Cotes du Rhone Village (a cut above generic Cotes du Rhone) are frequently found here in the US because they often represent some of the best values on the market.
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Chateauneuf du Pape

Alcohol Content (%): 15