Red

2005 Catherine et Pierre Breton Bourgueil Clos Sénéchal

Cabernet Franc

  • France
  • Loire Valley
  • Touraine
  • Bourgueil
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Community Tasting Notes 44

  • cweiss Likes this wine:

    January 24, 2021 - Drinking VERY well.
    Lots of fruit, good acid, and gentle tannins at this point. Funkier on the nose than the palate and in fact my wife, who generally has no problem with funk, wouldn't drink it. Oh well, more for me.

  • repoper wrote: 94 points

    December 15, 2020 - Put into a decanter for several hours. In the glass it’s black as night. The nose is just so interesting. It starts off with the small of vegetables that have aged in a really interesting way and it’s overplayed with layers of red fruit and smoke. It different but incredible what smells wines have to offer. It attacks you mounts with a burst of those red fruits surrounded by honey, roasted vegies, cranberries and forest floor. Wow. Each bottle gets better and they have evolved in a way I never imagined. This is rocking. Glad to have more. Sad to not have bought other vintages. Nothing like giving wine time to resolve and come together. 94+. This has improve with each bottle. Can’t imagine where it will go down the road.

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  • cweiss Likes this wine:

    November 12, 2020 - Quite funky but(?) good. Still plenty of time to go.

  • repoper wrote: 94 points

    September 1, 2020 - A few hours in the decanter and wow. This wine just gets better and better with each bottle. In the glass it is still primary dark and as I swirl it the legs are long and drip down the side of the glass. You can still smell the garden but that profile has faded but has just gotten much more refined. Unmistakeable. Beautiful soft dark fruit profile but still has a lot of tannins and acid which are In perfect balance. It picks up a sweet note on the finish that begs you to drink more. This is really just starting to enter a Primary drinking window. This has a lot of room to improve and I’m sure this will be absolutely great. It will last for decades. I can see why these were one of the worlds prized wines. Every time I go into my wine cellar I would almost regretted that I bought so many but now I’m a convert. Love it.

  • repoper wrote: 92 points

    April 18, 2020 - Another very fine bottle. Not as developed as previous ones but outstanding. Really dark in the glass with the usual vegi profile of celery’s bell pepper but less pronounced. Really smooth and balanced and the tannins are in complete harmony. Nice with fettuccini.
    Tonight 92+. Glad to have another case. This should get better and better with more time.

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2014, Issue #53, The Annual Loire Valley Report Vintages 2013, 2012 and a Host of Older Wines

    (Bourgueil “Clos Sénéchal”- Catherine et Pierre Breton) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2008, Issue #16, The Loire Valley Still in Full Bloom

    (Bourgueil “Clos Sénéchal”- Catherine and Pierre Breton) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2007, Issue #10, Recently Tasted Loire Valley Wines: The Garden is Open

    (Catherine and Pierre Breton Bourgueil “Clos Sénéchal”) Subscribe to see review text.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    3/23/2009 (link)

    (Breton Bourgueil Clos Senechal) This showed stunning on this particular night. Deep nose of young, fresh Cabernet Franc fruit along with a compelling herbal note, tree bark and other earthier, primal elements. The palette was exceptional with deep, ripe Cabernet Franc fruit along with dazzling freshness and purity. Young and tannic but gloriously ripe and generous. Really hit this wine on a good day.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Catherine et Pierre Breton
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Clos Sénéchal
  • Country France
  • Region Loire Valley
  • SubRegion Touraine
  • Appellation Bourgueil

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 18 (7%)
  • In Cellars 131 (50%)
  • Consumed 112 (43%)

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