The 2012 Châteauneuf-du-Pape seems to be on a relatively fast-maturing track. Cigar box elements have already emerged, joining cherries and dried spices. Full-bodied and silky in texture, it can be drunk now and over the next 5-6 years.
In the heart of the Baron’s boundaries sits the Sheriff’s Wood: Les Bois Senechaux. This plot is crucial to the success of one of the oldest vineyards in Châteauneuf-du-Pape, so much so that it lends the property its name: Domaine des Senechaux. 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.
Today’s custodians, with thriving vineyards in Bordeaux, the Cazes family came to Domaine des Senechaux with a wealth of expertise and the drive to make a wine replete with the characteristics of the region.