Chateau Sénejac 2018
Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
Ripe, dark red fruit, cedar and tobacco leaf with a hint of bitter cocoa and spice are at the core of this wine. On the palate, the wine is round, fruity, soft and juicy with loads of ripe, sweet berries in the finish. This debut vintage for Jean-Michel Laporte at the property has turned out quite well.
The nose is aromatic and offers gourmandize, a small intensity as well as a fine concentration as well as a fine concentration and a beautiful grain. It reveals notes of pulpy blackberry, strawberry and small notes of pulpy blueberry associated with touches of violet, cornflower, lily as well as hints of vanilla, almond, a very discreet hint of pepper (in the background) and cardamom. The palate is fruity and offers juiciness, minerality, an acidulous frame as well as a certain tension, a fine grain, dynamism, a beautiful juiciness, gourmandize and a good definition. On the palate this wine expresses notes of pulpy/juicy blackberry, raspberry and small notes of cherry associated with touches of blueberry, lily, violet as well as fine hints of vanilla, small crunchy red berries, toasted, green cardamom and an imperceptible hint of sugared mild tobacco. Tannins are soft. Good length.