Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Château Sérilhan, Médoc, Saint-Estèphe 2009 Bordeaux

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.

Copyright 2012 Dennis Tsiorbas. All rights reserved, Template provided by Blogger

1 comment:

  1. After posting this review I was doing some research as to how The Others reviewed this wine, and just to be up-front with you, The Others were not so generous, but WS scored this wine (If my memory serves me well) 90 points, which I think sinks this wine for some as a value wine.
    As for me, the minute it goes on sale, I'll be there!