What the Critics say
Bright purple. Powerful, spice-accented black and blue fruits, licorice and potpourri on the highly perfumed nose. Stains the palate with concentrated black raspberry, boysenberry and violet pastille flavors that take on spice and floral notes with aeration. Impressively concentrated and broad but energetic as well, finishing with sharp clarity, mounting tannins and emphatic, dark-fruit-driven persistence. These vines were originally planted in 1923 and 1936, with massal replacements taking place starting in the late 1980s.
Le Serines has an intense complex nose of dark fruit enhanced by spice and liquorice. A clean dark entry evolves into something rich, dense and rounded on the palate. Le Serines posseses a long, mineral finish helped along by silky, fine-grained tannins. Le Serines is made from some of Yves Cuilleron's oldest vineyarsds in St Joseph and sees 50% new oak. This is a wine that needs a little rest on release and will be at it's best between 5-10 years after release.
|Syrah / Shiraz