Tasting Note                         

92+  2004  Serafin  Gevrey-Chambertin  Les Cazetiers (1er)   11/2/14 ($60)

  13.5% alc
Color: Medium deep black cherry with slight browning at rim. (3.0) Bouquet: Rich autumn leaves, elegant anise and spiced vegetable broth. (3.5) Body: Solid middleweight with excellent fruit and acidity. Tangy/silky mouthfeel with smooth tannins underneath. (3.0) Flavor: Parallels bouquet plus slight burnt caramel nuance and minerality comes on. (3.5) Finish: Not as distinctive as flavor, but minerals linger with intensity. (3.0)
Overall: A fine single vineyard G-C from an off vintage, which made the price particularly reasonable too. Serafin always delivers great character. This is no exception with complex autumn leaves and anise nuances propelled by minerality in a very elegant package. Not as intense and ageworthy as this wine can be, due to the vintage, but still very solid excellent material. In addition, it possesses
an excitement factor, due to the combo of complexity, energy and elegance warranting the +. At its best now and in the next few years. Improves with a good decanting. (16.0)

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