Château Le Vieux Serestin 2016 ~ Bordeaux, France
Jean-Baptiste Audy "A supple, rounded wine with a good body, beautiful aromas of red fruits intertwined with spicy and woody notes and ripe tannins. The Petit Verdot brings power and strength."
Jean Yves Chatt "A fruity, wide nose with notes of dried fruits, vanilla and elegant spicy notes....a harmonious balance of fullness and roundness on the palate with a pleasant fruity finish. The long and persistent finish adds a few mocha notes. Good potential for aging."
David Lawrason "Great value here. This is fragrant, very typical Bordeaux that’s well-rendered for the money." (2009 vintage)
Sara d'Amato "Open, flavourful, juicy and modern. Here is an approachable and expressive Medoc that is sure to have wide appeal." (2009 vintage)
44 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 44 % Merlot, 11% Petit verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Chateau Le Vieux Serestin is a Cru Artisan from the Medoc region of Bordeaux. It was was one of the first properties to be classified when Cru Artisan was introduced. Cru Artisan sits just below Cru Bourgeois and gathers together 46 family-owned estates that are committed to quality wine production, with eco-friendly agriculture, traceability and many other strict conditions. The winery owner is responsible for their winemaking, bottling has to be done at the Chateau and the wine must be tasted every year by the Cru Astisan classification body.
Chateau Le Vieux Serestin is planted with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit Verdot and cabernet franc. Its wines are aged in one or two-year-old barrels for six months.
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. Its three trump cards are diversity, quality and quantity. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 per cent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation. The finest (and most expensive) of these come from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines, both dry styles (particularly from Pessac-Léognan) and the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
A Bordeaux Blend is any combination of those grape varieties typically used to make the red wines of Bordeaux. Cabernet Sauvignon is widely accepted as a compulsory component of any Bordeaux Blend along with Merlot. In fact, the majority of Bordeaux Blend wines are often made exclusively from a blend of these two varieties. The remaining components are Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.