2016 - Ch La Serre Grand Cru Classé St Emilion
06B6SERR _ 2016 - Ch La Serre Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château la Serre
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2020 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
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2016 CH LA SERRE GRAND CRU CLASSÉ ST EMILION - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château la Serre
Region
St Emilion
Grape
Merlot / Cabernet Franc / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2020 - 2030
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £440.00 £535.18(Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2017,
    Score: 91-93

    This tiny 7 hectare estate is located on the limestone plateau of St Emilion, just outside the walls of the medieval town, this 2016 really caught our attention. A very deep shade of purple. Ripe juicy Morello cherries scent the nose, along with violets and damsons. The palate has striking freshness running through the ripe fruit flavours and chewy tannins. CP

  • NM1

    Neal Martin, January 2019,
    Score: 90

    The 2016 La Serre offers copious ripe blackberry, briar and raspberry scents, plus just a hint of espresso in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin, not overly complex, and (for this property) quite linear and correct all the way through to the fresh, marine-tinged finish. Fine. 2021 - 2030

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2017,
    Score: 89-91

    The 2016 La Serre is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc and is distributed by JP Moueix. It has a very sensual bouquet, pretty blueberry and violet scents blossoming in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, vivid red cherry and crushed strawberry notes, silky in texture with a lithe, easy-going finish. Enjoy this over the next 8-10 years. Drink Date 2020 - 2030

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2017,
    Score: 89-91

    The 2016 La Serra is plump, juicy and immediate. Although not especially complex, it offers lovely depth and creaminess. In 2016, La Serra is shaping up to a be a delicious, versatile Saint-Émilion that should also be attractively priced.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2017,
    Score: 17+

    La Serre always seems to have an extra dimension of fruit and lushness and this 2016 is no exception. There is some wild berry intensity here coupled with remarkable freshness and the length is superb. Not a heavy-weight, this is an expressive wine which will evolve quickly into a delicious and rewarding glass. It also has the class to last, too.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2017,
    Score: 17

    A Jean-Pierre Moueix wine. Deep crimson. Very rich blackberry compote nose. Rather exotically ripe top notes. Then great zip on the palate. Beautifully judged freshness. Real energy here. Drink 2024-2038

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Producer

Château la Serre

Region

St Emilion

South of Pomerol lies the medieval, perched village of St Emilion. Surrounding St Emilion are vines that produce round, rich and often hedonistic wines. Despite a myriad of soil types, two main ones dominate - the gravelly, limestone slopes that delve down to the valley from the plateau and the valley itself which is comprised of limestone, gravel, clay and sand. Despite St Emilion's popularity today, it was not until the 1980s to early 1990s that attention was brought to this region. Robert Parker, the famous wine critic, began reviewing their Merlot-dominated wines and giving them hefty scores. The rest is history as they say. Similar to the Médoc, there is a classification system in place which dates from 1955 and outlines several levels of quality. These include its regional appellation of St Emilion, St Emilion Grand Cru, St Emilion Grand Cru Classé and St Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé, which is further divided into "A" (Ausone and Cheval Blanc) and "B" (including Angélus, Canon, Figeac and a handful of others). To ensure better accuracy, the classification is redone every 10 years enabling certain châteaux to be upgraded or downgraded depending on on the quality of their more recent vintages.