2011 - Charmes Chambertin Grand Cru Christian Sérafin
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
Region
Charmes-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2017 - 2030
Case size
6x75cl
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2011 CHARMES CHAMBERTIN GRAND CRU CHRISTIAN SÉRAFIN - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
Region
Charmes-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2017 - 2030
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,096.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, December 2012

    A sumptuous and generous wine, this is a full and rich style with lots of bright berry fruit flavours. Flamboyant and textured, the tannins are coated with a real breadth of fruit and it is deliciously rewarding on the finish. Masses of class.

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2013,
    Score: 92-95

    (from 55+ year old vines totaling .29 ha with .125 ha in Charmes and the other .165 ha in Mazoyères). A subtle but not invisible application of wood frames fresh, cool, pure and remarkably complex aromas of various red berries, underbrush, game and plenty of earth. There is excellent richness to the full-bodied and overtly powerful bigbodied flavors that brim with palate coating dry extract that also pushes the tightly coiled tannic spine to the background on thelong, balanced and wonderfully complex finish. Impressive. Drink 2026+

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, January 2013,
    Score: 16.5

    Sweet and punchy and again just a little lacking in purity. Drink 2017-2025

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Producer

Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils

The Sérafin family are part of the establishment in Gevrey Chambertin. From when he took over from his father in the 1960 until his recent retirement, if you ever want to get in touch with Christian, you either had to call him as the rooster crowed in the morning or long after the sun had set. The rest of the time, he was working out in the vines or deep in his cellars. The domaine is now run by cousins Frédérique and Karine who are continuing the family tradition of making bold and structured wines. Their Pinots benefit from a period of bottle age and typically express fine tertiary characteristics. They do not fine or filter their wines, and only rack when necessary. Not shy of new oak, they use up to 50% on their straight Bourgogne and often 100% on the rest of their cuvées depending on the concentration. The wines tend to be ample and fleshy, and the richest ones need some cellaring in order to better integrate the spicy, cedarwood flavours.

Region

Charmes-Chambertin

Charmes-Chambertin is one of the nine Grand Crus vineyards within the Gevrey Chambertin area. On gentle slopes, sheltered from the elements by woods to the north, gravelly soil forces the vines to work hard. Relatively large for a Grand Cru appellation, it is hard to generalise about the wines. Often intensely perfumed and seductive, Charmes-Chambertin can be approachable earlier than its Grand Crus neighbours.