LVT 2018 r 2018 wh Despite the opposition of local groups, this Château, owned by the Roux family, fell into outside hands in January 2007. Shock, horror! Actually, the outside hands are very well qualified – the Cazes family of Bordeaux, owners of Ch Lynch-Bages and Les Ormes de Pez. Sénéchaux has been delivering better wines since around 2000 – safe and fleshy Grenache at their heart, and the winemaking has been tidier. The location is a good one, not far from the village on the east side, and this domaine now regularly provides elegantly fruited wines, with soft tannins - a touch safe and polished, at times. The Châteauneuf-du-Pape white is absolutely of high interest: it's well made, enjoyable and extremely consistent - an STGT **** wine in 2014, a w.o.w. **** wine in 2015, a top class ***** wine in 2016, and **** in both 2017 and 2018. It is based on Roussanne, Clairette and Grenache blanc in that order, with a touch of Bourboulenc to bring acidity.
Jean-Marie Cazes, sister Sylvie, manager Bernard Tranche Coste 3 rue de la Nouvelle Poste BP27 84230 Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Tel: +33(0)490 83 73 52
Countries exported to:1) GB 2) USA 3) Canada 4) Belgium, Switzerland, Germany
Percentage Exported: 80-85%
British Importers: Fields Morris & Verdin London +44 1256 323 566; Alliance Wine Company Scotland +44 1505 506 060 Averys Wine Merchants 4 High St Nailsea Bristol BS4 8BT www.averys.com
USA Importers: Epic Wines 2160 41st Avenue Suite B Capitola CA 95010 +1800 322 3742 www.epic-wines.com firstname.lastname@example.org Verity Wine Partners PO Box 1826 New York NY 10156 +1212 683 8763 www.veritywines.com email@example.com Tenzing Wine & Spirits 165 N Morgan Street Chicago IL 60607 +1 312 237 4000 www.tenzingws.com