2017 Ch. Séraphine, Pomerol

2017 Ch. Séraphine, Pomerol

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2017 Ch. Séraphine, Pomerol

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Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Sraphine offers intense notes of plum preserves, blueberry compote and Black Forest cake with notions of Chinese five spice, wood smoke and charcuterie. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with rich, opulent black fruit supported by firm, velvety tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and spicy.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - 27/04/2018

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Chateau Seraphine

Chateau Seraphine

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Pomerol

Pomerol

Pomerol is the smallest of Bordeaux's major appellations, with about 150 producers and approximately 740 hectares of vineyards. It is home to many bijou domaines, many of which produce little more than 1,000 cases per annum.

Both the topography and architecture of the region is unremarkable, but the style of the wines is most individual. The finest vineyards are planted on a seam of rich clay which extends across the gently-elevated plateau of Pomerol, which runs from the north-eastern boundary of St Emilion. On the sides of the plateau, the soil becomes sandier and the wines lighter.

For a long time Pomerol was regarded as the poor relation of St Emilion, but the efforts of Jean-Pierre Moueix in the mid-20th century brought the wine to the attention of more export markets, where its fleshy, intense and muscular style found a willing audience, in turn leading to surge in prices led by the demand for such limited quantities.

There is one satellite region to the immediate north, Lalande-de-Pomerol whose wines are stylistically very similar, if sometimes lacking the finesse of its neighbour. There has never been a classification of Pomerol wines.

Recommended Châteaux : Ch. Pétrus, Vieux Ch. Certan, Le Pin, Ch. L’Eglise-Clinet, Ch. La Conseillante, Ch. L’Evangile, Ch. Lafleur, Trotanoy, Ch. Nenin, Ch. Beauregard, Ch. Feytit-Clinet, Le Gay.

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Merlot

Merlot

The most widely planted grape in Bordeaux and a grape that has been on a relentless expansion drive throughout the world in the last decade. Merlot is adaptable to most soils and is relatively simple to cultivate. It is a vigorous naturally high yielding grape that requires savage pruning - over-cropped Merlot-based wines are dilute and bland. It is also vital to pick at optimum ripeness as Merlot can quickly lose its varietal characteristics if harvested overripe.

In St.Emilion and Pomerol it withstands the moist clay rich soils far better than Cabernet grapes, and at it best produces opulently rich, plummy clarets with succulent fruitcake-like nuances. Le Pin, Pétrus and Clinet are examples of hedonistically rich Merlot wines at their very best. It also plays a key supporting role in filling out the middle palate of the Cabernet-dominated wines of the Médoc and Graves.

Merlot is now grown in virtually all wine growing countries and is particularly successful in California, Chile and Northern Italy.

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Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Sraphine offers intense notes of plum preserves, blueberry compote and Black Forest cake with notions of Chinese five spice, wood smoke and charcuterie. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the palate with rich, opulent black fruit supported by firm, velvety tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long and spicy.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown - 27/04/2018 Read more