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To all Wine Exchangers,
Chateau Senejac is one of the oldest and finest Cru Bourgeois estates in the Medoc, dating back to the 15th Century.  Situated in the Southern end of the Haut-Medoc just south of the appellation of Margaux, it a huge property of 350 acres yet only 90 acres are under vine.   It’s a very recognizable name here in the States as it was one of the wines imported by Chateau and Estates for many years before they got out of the Bordeaux business.
The estate itself was owned by the de Guigne family from 1860 until it was sold in 1999 to Lorraine Cordier and her husband Thierry Rustmann, owners of Chateau Talbot. While the quality of the wine was on the upswing, it wasn’t until Lorraine came into the picture that the wines really improved.   She remodeled and upgraded all the winemaking facilities but where she really concentrated her focus was in the vineyard, planted to 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot in one large contiguous block of gravelly soils.  She hired Pontet Canet’s Alfred Tesseron and his winemaking/technical team to manage the vineyards as well as make the wine for the estate. As such, the vineyard is now farmed biodynamically.
One of the greatest attributes of Senejac is that it truly delivers way above its price-point.  With all the work that has been done over the past years as well as the Bordeaux’s best at farming and making the wine, prices have remained remarkably reasonable even with all the intensive investment.
The wine is a real deal, even among the sea of classically-hewn values from the 2012 vintage.  James Suckling writesIntense aromas and flavors of black cherries and juicy plums with cedar notes. Full body, soft tannins and a long, silky finish. Firm and juicy. Better in 2017. 90 points.
Jeff Leve upped his score after a year in bottle.  He adds: Medium/full bodied, with good color and an earthy, tobacco, thyme and dark red berry character, finishing with fresh, crisp black raspberries and spice in the endnotes. 90 points.
The Wine Enthusiast writes:  This is a solid effort that’s packed with blackberry fruits and dark tannins. The wine has weight and structure that is balanced with the fruitiness. 90 points.
For $15 dollars, this is a truly exceptional bottle of Bordeaux hand-crafted by a team that has broken the 100-point barrier multiple times.
It has all the pedigree one can ask for at a fantastic price.  With a trio of 90-point scores and the best price in the country let alone globally, this is a must have wine for either a Wednesday night steak or even better, the cellar, as this wine is still evolving and will only continue to get better.
Happy hunting…
Senejac Haut Medoc 2012

 

90 Points! Intense aromas and flavors of black cherries and juicy plums with cedar notes. Full body, soft tannins and a long, silky finish. Firm and juicy. Better in 2017. - James Suckling
90 Points! This is a solid effort that's packed with blackberry fruits and dark tannins. The wine has weight and structure that is balanced with the fruitiness. - Wine Enthusiast
90 Points! Medium/full bodied, with good color and an earthy, tobacco, thyme and dark red berry character, finishing with fresh, crisp black raspberries and spice in the endnotes. - Jeff Leve
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