- Domaine Sérafin Père et Fils
- Gevrey Chambertin
- Pinot Noir
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Goedhuis, December 2017
Named after the source of a spring to the village, the east/west aspect of this vineyard affords sunshine exposure throughout the day; this is superbly portrayed in the deep fruit compote intensity in this wine. A dark dense wine, with sweetness and drive, full of opulence and layered black fruits on the finish.
Burghound, January 2018,
Once again moderate wood can be found on the ripe and fresh nose that is composed by notes of plum, newly turned earth, spice and various dark berry scents. As is virtually always the case the mouthfeel of the medium weight flavors is both finer and stonier while delivering slightly better overall depth and length on the nicely focused and refined finish. This too will need a few years but it's already lovely. Drink: 2024+
Stephen Tanzer, January 2018,
Healthy medium red. Complex, rather wild scents of raspberry, dark cherry, musky game and roast coffee, lifted by a violet topnote. Classic sauvage Gevrey premier cru, already displaying considerable sex appeal to its fruit, mineral and animal flavors. Not particularly fleshy but with no shortage of texture or concentration. Finishes with firm but fine-grained tannins and sneaky length and floral lift.
Jancis Robinson, January 2018,
Light, easy nose. Something a little lolly about the fruit. Slightly bitter on the end. Drink 2027-2040
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.
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.