Chateau Senejac, Haut-Medoc, Appellation Haut-Medoc Controlee, 2008.
There are 28 hectares of vineyards. This wine – a blend of 60% c.sauvignon, 25% merlot and 15% c.franc. Aged in 225l oak barriques, 25% new, for 18 months. Natural cork closure, 13% abv, £12, Co-op.
WSET style tasting note
Appearance – clear and bright, deep intensity ruby, showing distinct tears.
Nose – clean on the nose, with a pronounced intensity, fully developed, with aromas of stewed black fruit – plums, dried currants, spent tea leaves, leather, cedar and spice.
Palate – a dry wine, with medium (+) acidity, smooth well-integrated somewhat drying medium tannins, medium (+) alcohol and a medium body, with a medium (+) intensity, with flavours of black plum, stewed black cherry, and a woody hint. The length is medium (+) with a clean finish.
Quality – a good quality wine, harmonious with a balance between alcohol and acidity, pretty much fully evolved, with good concentration of flavour, moderate complexity, drying tannins, and a moderately long clean finish. A food wine, drink up now.