2012 - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers Christian Sérafin
09B2GCAS6PK _ 2012 - Gevrey Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers Christian Sérafin - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
Region
Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2018 - 2030
Case size
6x75cl
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2012 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 1ER CRU LES CAZETIERS CHRISTIAN SÉRAFIN - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
Region
Gevrey-Chambertin
Grape
Pinot Noir
Drinking
2018 - 2030
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £730.07 (Inc. VAT)
 
Case price £700.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, January 2014

    Brilliant, bright purple colour, initially striking aromas of coffee, cocoa and vanilla oak, followed by very sweet intense dark blackberry fruits. This is a beautifully balanced wine, with lovely length and an underlying feel of real class.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, December 2013,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2012 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Cazetiers comes from a 0.18-hectare parcel en fermage situated just behind the winery. It has an assertive, quite intense bouquet with ripe blackberry and raspberry coulis aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet, cassis-tinged entry, firm grippy tannins, plenty of new oak and a delightful floral finish. This gets to grips with a great premier cru and it should with style.

  • BURG

    Burghound, January 2015,
    Score: 92

    (from a .30 ha parcel of 40+ year old vines that sit directly behind the cuvérie). There is also enough wood to remark upon framing the equally somber dark berry, humus, newly turned earth and powerful sauvage characters. The wood is also noticeable on the palate where there is fine size, weight and concentration to the large scaled and mineral-inflected flavors that deliver superb length on the austere, rustic and very backward finish. This is a classic old school Caz that will need a long stay in a cool cellar to arrive at its full peak; indeed it will need even more time than its grand cru counterpart. Drink 2027+

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, January 2014,
    Score: 17.5+

    Lots of oak influence on the nose, but fruit fights back on the palate. Nicely done – super quality fruit with bright purity. Chewy finish. Excellent stuff. Drink 2017-2029

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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

Gevrey-Chambertin

The greatest village in terms of notable grand cru vineyards, Gevrey Chambertin has no less than 9 of them including its most famous Chambertin and Chambertin Clos de Bèze, and includes a premier cru vineyard that many people deem grand cru in quality - Clos St. Jacques. It encompasses approximately 400 hectares under vine also making it the largest top quality vineyard area in the Côte de Nuits. Gevrey-Chambertin has many followers who seek out its deeply coloured, robust and textured wines. They are often firmer than the neighbouring appellations of Chambolle Musigny and Vosne Romanée and can take several years to soften once released. Due to its size and reputation, the list of excellent producers is noteworthy and many are worth seeking out.