Owned by Château Talbot and looked after by Alfred Tesseron of Pontet Canet, Château Sénéjac is one of the finest Crus Bourgeois. 2009 and 2010 were particularly impressive and we have managed to buy a parcel of the ‘best vintage ever’, 2010, at a ridiculous price. Every critic has given this little wine serious praise, making it a no-brainer purchase for Bordeaux lovers. Decant for drinking now, or cellar to 2025+.
For those interested in buying Bordeaux en primeur, early reports suggest a fine vintage and the first serious campaign in 4 years. Please let us know if you would like to be added to the primeur database for 2014 releases.
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Wine Enthusiast, 93 points
This chateau is under the same ownership as Saint-Julien’s Chateau Talbot. The wine is firm, fruity, rich and concentrated, showing all the best qualities of 2010. There is a complex array of black fruits which are sustained by the firm, solid tannins.
James Suckling, 92 points
Really ripe almost jammy sweet fruit with raspberries, black currant and vanilla. Some fresh citrusy notes too. Full on the palate with ripe fruit and soft texture. Fine smooth tannins and good length. This chateau always makes serious wine. Drink from 2016.
James Molesworth – Wine Spectator, 89-92 points
Still compact, with a very briary, juicy core of plum, dark currant and braised fig, followed by a roasted tobacco edge on the finish. Offers lively acidity. Should unwind nicely.
Jancis Robinson MW, 16.5 / 20
Dark crimson but not too blue. Quite rich and complete. Lovely texture and some real vitality. Great balance.
Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate, 89 points
Another sleeper of the vintage, Senejac’s 2010 (a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc with a touch of Petit Verdot) exhibits wonderful intensity, an opaque purple color, and opulent blackberry and blueberry fruit along with hints of charcoal, white chocolate and graphite. This lush, heady, rich wine is a considerable over-achiever from this property in the northern Medoc that can be drunk over the next 6-8 years. Pontet-Canet’s brilliant proprietor, Alfred Tesseron, has begun to look after the wines of Senejac and the result is a tasty, elegant 2010 offering copious berry fruit notes intermixed with hints of cedarwood and spice. This cuvee should be drinkable upon release and evolve for a decade.