As to the red, rocking levels of kirsch, black raspberries, toasted spices, and garrigue emerge from the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It's full-bodied, concentrated, pure and elegant, with sweet tannin, and an opulent, flamboyant style. Based largely on Grenache, with smaller amounts of Syrah and Mourvèdre, it has fine tannin, impeccable balance, and a great finish. Along with the 2010, it’s the finest wine to date from this estate.
Score: 95, Jeb Dunnuck,
JebDunnuck.com, August 2017
A bit lighter in weight than I would've expected, Sénéchaux's 2016 Chateauneuf du Pape presents a medium to full body, cherry fruit and some peppery spice. Drink this easygoing, supple Châteauneuf over the next 6-7 years. The blend in a typical year is 64% Grenache, 19% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre and 2% Cinsault and Vaccarèse. Drink Date 2018 - 2025
Score: 90, Joe Czerwinski,
Wine Advocate (238), August 2018