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CDP Senechaux, Domaine des Sénéchaux 2010

Tasting Notes

Made from an identical blend, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape is a hedonistic Chateauneuf du Pape fruit bomb. Super-rich with layers of glycerin and fruit, this full-bodied classic smells like a Provencal open-air fruit and vegetable market. Loaded with slightly blacker fruits than its 2011 counterpart, there are also hints of charcuterie, spice box, cedar and Christmas fruitcake in this full-throttle, rich, concentrated wine. Drink it over the next 12-15+ years.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (203), November 2012

Yet another wine with a Pauillac connection: the southern Rhône property of the Cazes family. This wine's Syrah ingredient is raised in Ch Lynch Bages barrels (perhaps those that had that delicious Ch Lynch Bages 2009 in them?). Lovely, round and spicy. Good balance. Fresh finish. Great stuff and GV [good value]. Drink 2013-2018

Jancis Robinson MW, Wine Relief Tasting, January 2013

The Cazes family of Lynch Bages have taken their wealth of winemaking knowledge and expertise to the Rhone, and with great success. Modestly priced and sweet smelling CDP. Imagine herbs growing amongst the stones in the sunshine. This is a bottle to make you smile.

Phillip Schofield, Wine Relief Tasting, January 2013

Another strong effort, the 2010 Chateauneuf du Pape exhibits a deeper ruby/purple color as well as a richer, more concentrated core of black fruits, good acidity, and hints of Provencal herbs as well as forest floor. It should turn out to be at least as impressive as the 2009, and last for 12-15+ years.

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (197), November 2011
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