2011 senechaux chateauneuf du pape
black currant, blackberry, dust, leather, currant, blueberry, strawberry, violet, oak, smoke, toast and vanilla
vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit, red fruit, spice box, cedar, thyme, clove, cinnamon, black pepper and mint
"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.
"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