Château Sérilhan, Médoc, Saint-Estèphe 2009 Bordeaux, $23.79-$27.99, 92 points, needs a warning sticker that says: Danger Acid-Tannin. Château Sérilhan begins round and rich on a medium-plus body, but quickly wakens you with striking acidity and vibrantly strident tannin, though through the torrent there's flavor paradise, a sunshine of fruit (juicy blackberry and tart pomegranate), hints of coffee and black licorice, not to mention the subtleties left behind in the storm.
Château Sérilhan 2009 Bordeaux is not for the faint of heart, but for those who can taste the future, who can see the dawn of this beautiful red wine, a glimpse of what is and what's to come will be reward enough.
The color: A slightly cloudy violet-red.
The aroma: Robust, rich, sweet, meaty, chocolaty, and spicy.
Finishing warm on a very long tongue tingling spice with just the faintest hint of alcohol (13.5%) seals the deal on a great value of a Bordeaux.
Varietals are 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc.
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