Domaine des Senechaux Chateauneuf du Pape Red 2019
|Brand||Domaine des Senechaux|
Robert Parket 93 Points "Domaine Sénéchaux has turned out a lovely 2017 Chateauneuf du Pape. Pencil shavings accent mixed red and black cherries on the nose, adding hints of baking spices and vanilla. It’s a blend of 48% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 22% Mourvèdre, aged mainly in foudres, with some barrels mixed in, and 10% staying in concrete tanks. Full-bodied, supple, ripe and intense, it’s modern in style and hits all the marks yet retains a sense of restraint. Tasted twice (once blind), with consistent results."
Glistening ruby-red. Expansive, oak-spiced black and blue fruit and candied lavender aromas show sharp delineation, and a hint of garrigue builds with air. Stains the palate with sappy cassis, boysenberry and spicecake flavors that smoothly blend richness and energy. Fine-grained tannins sneak in stealthily on an impressively long, penetrating finish that echoes the vanilla and floral notes.
This is a plump, hedonistic blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre that pulsates with luscious strawberry, raspberry and fig flavors. It’s a sultry, supple sip marked with just a hint of leather and edged by fine, velveteen tannins. While it welcomes with open arms already, it should drink beautifully through 2030.