Chateau Senejac 2000 (review)

87+ points

Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France.

Medium bodied, savoury, quite a lot of French oak still showing. Quite fine. Good with food. As Clive Coates would say “quite good for what it is”. Needs more time.

Wine Spectator described this as a “soft silky red” – it is not. Wine like this from 2000 remind me that many people will prefer wines from 2001 and 2002 rather than this “greatest vintage ever”. In 2000 even some ‘value chateaux’ made wines that are fairly stern, built for the medium to long term.

Give this 2-3 more years.

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2 thoughts on “Chateau Senejac 2000 (review)

  1. May 06 – dark and shiney; lots of new oak and whiff of beetroot on the nose; fair amount of astringency from oak and acid, and a degree of hard green underripe flavour. Not really typical of 2000. 86 points

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