2023 Château Séraphine, Pomerol, Bordeaux

2023 Château Séraphine, Pomerol, Bordeaux

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2023 Château Séraphine, Pomerol, Bordeaux

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Description

Delivers a thoroughly Pomerol experience, from its crushed roses and cocoa dusted aromatics, to the velvety tannins and just-exuberant-enough, slow build grip. Really stands out, fresh and expansive through the palate, blackberry and damson fruits, reserved enough to give a classical interpretation of the appellation, within the signature of the vintage. Harvest September 8 through to 28, stopping for several weeks between picking the Merlot and the Cabernet Franc, with amphora used for ageing the Cab. Love the expansion through the palate which allows in the fragrance and juice. William Hancock from Trinity Hill winemaker for this vintage, working alongside owner Charlotte Krajewski.

Drink 2029 - 2044

Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com (April 2024)

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Jane Anson95/100

Delivers a thoroughly Pomerol experience, from its crushed roses and cocoa dusted aromatics, to the velvety tannins and just-exuberant-enough, slow build grip. Really stands out, fresh and expansive through the palate, blackberry and damson fruits, reserved enough to give a classical interpretation of the appellation, within the signature of the vintage. Harvest September 8 through to 28, stopping for several weeks between picking the Merlot and the Cabernet Franc, with amphora used for ageing the Cab. Love the expansion through the palate which allows in the fragrance and juice. William Hancock from Trinity Hill winemaker for this vintage, working alongside owner Charlotte Krajewski.

Drink 2029 - 2044

Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com (April 2024)

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Neal Martin, Vinous93-95/100

The 2023 Séraphine was picked from September 8 and 9 for the Merlot and around September 28 for the Cabernet Franc, matured in 45% new oak and one 1,000-liter clay amphora. This has a very engaging, pure bouquet that blossoms in the glass: vivacious red berry fruit laced with allspice and a touch of vanilla. The palate is medium-bodied and silky-smooth in texture with very fine tannins, a taut line of acidity and a precise and poised finish that lingers in the mouth. This is the best Séraphine since its 2017 debut and more classically styled than the previous vintage.

Drink 2027 - 2040

Neal Martin, Vinous.com (April 2024)

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Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW93-95/100

The 2023 Seraphine, 100% Merlot, is deep garnet-purple in color. It zips out with vivacious notes of wild blueberries and fresh black plums leading to touches of lavender, licorice, and cardamom. The full-bodied palate is plush and juicy, with compelling tension and a spicy kick to the finish.

Drink 2028 - 2042

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent (April 2024)

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Jancis Robinson MW16/20

100% Merlot. Cask sample.

Deep purple hue. Rich and spicy on the nose. Round, succulent and fresh on the palate. Chalky tannins enhance the freshness, providing a present but refined tannic frame.

Drink 2028 - 2036

James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com (April 2024)

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About this WINE

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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