2005 Château Sénéjac
Appellation: Bordeaux, Haut-Médoc
Tasting Notes: Nose is some red fruit as well as blackberry, cedar, some tobacco, and a bit of heat. Not exciting me off the bat.
The wine is thin, which is disappointing, nice red fruit, a little cherry, nice acidity, a touch of cedar, smooth, dry finish, a bit disjointed at first, but nice as it opens up. The heat I got on the nose is nowhere to be found, which is a very good thing. A decant would do it well. This will be a nice food wine. Decent value. Being thin keeps the score down a bit.
Rating: 3/5; 14/20; 87/100
Price: $29.99 at Beltway Fine Wine
A note on ratings: I use the 100 point rating for Cellartracker, even though my palate is still developing. As a statistics geek, I know that the variability in scores works itself out as the number of scores increases. However, my score may not be yours, or Robert Parker’s. I much prefer to use a 5 point (or star, or whatever you want to call it) scale, as it more represents my reaction to wine, which is more simple than a 100 point scale represents. I like the 20 point scale as the more detailed score. On this site, I will provide all three, although the most meaningful are the 5 and 20 point ratings.