CHÂTEAU SENEJAC 2016
WINE TASTING NOTES
ABOUT THE WINE
Appellation | Huat Medoc
Grape | 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 36% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot
Ageing | 15 months in oak barrels (30% new)
Tasting Notes | The first nose is very open, precise with notes of black cherries and blackberries. The palate has a lot of depth and very good quality tannins. Sénéjac 2016 is powerful while remaining very elegant and expresses itself by a beautiful length in the mouth, silky and well-melted tannins
Pairing | Roast lamb, roast pork, grilled duck, cheeses (camembert)
Drinking | 2020-2035
Critic Notes / Awards | Parker 90/100, J.Robinson 16.5+/20, James Suckling 92/100
ABOUT THE CHÂTEAU
On the land which dominates the river of l'Aygue Longue, in the middle of the vines, a park with centenary trees and livewells nestles : Château Sénéjac.
Nicolas de Bloys is the first known owner. In the 16th century, this spirited squire - husband of Jeanne Fleix - planted the first vines on the estate.
In the 18th century, the castle was bought by Joseph-Ignace de Chatard, a member of the Bordeaux Parliament. In 1746, he sold Sénéjac to his nephew, Jean-Louis Baour, future mayor of Pian-Médoc, who undertook the construction of new buildings.
By the middle of the 19th century, Château Sénéjac vineyard was already producing the equivalent of 100,000 bottles per year. Several owners succeeded one another at the head of the vineyard until 1860, the year of acquisition by the Comte de Guigné whose family remained owner during 139 years.
In 1999 Charles de Guigné sold Château Sénéjac to Lorraine Cordier, also owner of Château Talbot, Grand Cru Classé in Saint-Julien. A new impulse is given to the vineyard to bring it up to the level of the best Médoc wines.
Since 2011, when Lorraine Cordier passed away, her nieces Philippine and Marguerite and her nephew Gustave have taken over the family property, supported by their parents Nancy Bignon-Cordier and Jean-Paul Bignon.
Current Owner: Family Bignon-Cordier
Soils: Deep gravels
Farming: Manual and mechanical harvesting. Successive (manual et mechanical) sorting of grapes
Vines: On average 35 years of age