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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Dom. des Senechaux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010
Dom. des Senechaux Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2010
(search item no. 120801)
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $61.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is a highly structured red wine that reflects the richness of an historic and unique terroir.

Blend: 57% Grenache, 23% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre

My Notes:

About Domaine des Senechaux:

Domaine des Senechaux’s vineyards were first planted in the 14th century. The Domaine itself came into existence in the 19th century, and in 1993 was sold to Pascal Roux, proprietor of Chateau du Trignon in nearby Gigondas. Pascal quickly undertook to upgrade the Domaine and restore the vineyards, which had fallen on hard times. There are two parcels of vineyards comprising 67 acres. The larger parcel is on the famous plateau east of the village, strewn with the tractor destroying galets roules of Chateauneuf, the large rust-red stones deposited by glaciers. The smaller vineyard lies southeast of the village in the Revesla-Nerthe district.