2006 Excellence de Senailhac, Bordeaux Superieur MAGNUM 150cl
The “Excellence de Sénailhac” is the châteaux’s top red and comes from the best grapes of the vintage. It’s a traditional blend of Bordeaux grape varieties, based on 43% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Cabernet Franc, complemented by dashes of Malbec and Petit Verdot. Although it’s graceful and polished, this is still, as one would expect, a firm, full-bodied red. Its black cherry aromas have a spicy edge; in the mouth, it’s rich yet refreshing, with a mix of savoury and fruit flavors that suggest tobacco, dried herbs, cherries and plums.
Located on the right bank of the Garonne River, Château Sénailhac is an attractive 18th-century country house with vineyards positioned midway between the Medoc and Saint-Emilion - which also neatly sums up the style of the wine.