Chateau La Serre Saint Emilion 2013
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
|Brand||Chateau La Serre|
Barrel Sample. This is a fresh and fruity wine, concentrated but with the freshness of the vintage. Full-bodied, ripe and lightly smoky, this offers structured, firm fruit flavors and solid tannins.
Bright red. Complex, wild aromas of redcurrant, iron and aromatic herbs. Then rich, tactile and savory in the mouth, with suggestions of candied raspberry and spun sugar complementing the leafy, pungently floral red berry flavors. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and a leafy, minty quality that may not appeal to everyone. A much more politely styled La Serre than usual: I like its freshness and balance. This often-underrated wine ages better than most people think; the 2003 was especially successful, should you find a bottle lingering on a restaurant wine list.
Friendly, with cherry pie and raspberry compote flavors leading the way, backed by gentle sandalwood-edged tannins and a lingering tea note on the elegant finish. Drink now through 2018. 1,500 cases made.
A one-dimensional, fruity, soft wine with no herbaceousness or astringency, this 2013 offers shallow cherry, plum and mulberry-like fruit flavors. This light-bodied St.-Emilion should be consumed over the next 3-4 years.