Domaine des Sénéchaux, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red, 2006
Region: Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone, France
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 64% Grenache, 19% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, 2% Vaccarèse-Cinsault.
WA: 92 points
Owned by the Cazes family of Lynch Bages fame. Developing ripe fruits and “liquorice” spices; it possesses a good deal of body and depth. Fully mature
Five cultural blocks strong, the largest and most homogeneous plots are home to primary red varietals: Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. On their South and South-West facing slopes, this trio make up 22.4 of our 27 hectares of vines.
In the heart of the Baron’s boundaries sits the Sheriff’s Wood: Les Bois Sénéchaux. this plot is crucial to the success of one of the oldest vineyards in the region. So much so that it lends the property its name. With a history dating back to the fourteenth century the property can be found in its current landscape in the 1950s, tended by the Raynaud family. They handed the reins to Pascal Roux who instigated an era of restoration.