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2011 senechaux chateauneuf du pape

Retail: $59.00

$39.99

per bottle

Rating
93 Pts Wine Spectator

Color
Red

Size
750 mL

ABV
14.5%

Closure Type
Cork

Vintage
2011

Varietal(s)
Grenache / Garnacha, Syrah / Shiraz, Mourvedre / Mataro / Monastrell


Organic

BioDynamic

Collectable

Kosher

Sparkling

Dessert


Taste

black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, violet, oak, smoke, toast and vanilla

Nose

vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper and mint

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Wine Spectator:

"Very juicy and engaging, with cherry, plum, blueberry and black currant fruit flavors. Offers lots of bouncy spice, pastis and roasted apple wood notes on the finish, revealing a lingering stony echo. This has a solid spine and good length. Best from 2014 through 2026. 7,000 cases made. -JM" (12/13)

Jeb Dunnuck - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"A resounding success in the vintage, the 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is a knockout blend of 62% Grenache, 20% Syrah and the balance Mourvedre. Aged 50% in foudre, 35% in barrel and the rest in concrete, it offers up stunning notes of incense, lavender, roasted meats and bouquet garni to go with full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. Loaded with character and charm, it's hard to resist and should continue to dish out loads of pleasure for another 6-7 years. Drink now-2020." (10/13)

Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"The 2011 Chateauneuf du Pape is composed of 64% Grenache, 19% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and the rest Cinsault and Vaccarese largely aged in foudre with some small oak and tank influence. Typical of what this estate has been doing over recent vintages, it is a sexy red with all the Provencal typicity one could expect. Loads of garrigue, black cherries, strawberries, new saddle leather, Christmas fruitcake, licorice and lavender make this 2011 a real winner. The wine's low acidity and plushness suggest it should be drunk over the next 7-8 years." (10/12)

Josh Raynolds - Vinous Media:

"Bright purple. Exotic aromas of dark berry preserves, vanilla and incense, with a smoky overtone. Lush and appealingly sweet, offering open-knit blackberry and blueberry flavors and a touch of candied flowers. The vanilla note comes back on the sweet, supple finish. This should be a very attractive wine soon after release." (02/13)

Product Description:

"Dark cherry red. Round and fruity. Thick and almost heavy. Cough-medicine sort of flavours and concentration. Dense. Notably thick and sweet. Just a bit exaggerated but some people will love it. Drink from 2017 to 2023. -JR" (02/13) - 16 out of 20 Points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages.

Winery:
"The terroir of Chateauneuf du Pape enjoys an international reputation whose history dates back to the mid-fourteenth century, when the Papacy decided to move to Avignon. At the heart of this prestigious appellation, created in 1933 (it was the first "appellation d'origine" in France), Domaine des Senechaux is one of the oldest vineyards in the region. Located in the noble area of the "plateaus", the estate covers 27 hectares including 24 hectares of red grape varietals and 3 hectares of white. The property produces highly structured red and white wines which reflect the richness of an historic and unique terroir." - Winery

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