Ch La Serre 2019
Grand Cru Classé
Saint-Emilion€ 46.22/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – 91-93/100
The 2019 La Serre, the Saint-Émilion property owned by the d’Arfeuille family and run by J-P Moueix, has been a little gem in their line-up in recent years. The Merlot was picked 23 to 25 September, the Cabernet Franc on 5 October before élevage in 50% new oak. This has a nicely defined, vivacious and expressive nose with black cherries, iodine and hints of cassis. The palate is very well balanced with fine tannins, wonderful tension, not a deep or immensely structured Saint-Émilion, yet graceful and very harmonious on the finish. Superb.
The Wine Advocate – 91-93+/100
Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 La Serre sashays out of the glass with a gorgeous nose of potpourri, wilted roses, Darjeeling tea and powdered cinnamon over a core of Black Forest cake, preserved plums and mulberries with wafts of dark chocolate and candied violets. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is beautifully poised, offering layer upon layer of perfumed black fruits with wonderfully plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and spicy. Nicely done!