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2013 Serafin Charmes Chambertin

ITEM 7955486 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
$165
Item Sold Amount Date
I7962985 1 $165 Sep 26, 2021
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RATINGS

94Burghound.com

The restrained broad-shouldered flavors possess excellent mid-palate concentration as well as lovely tension on the lingering and tautly muscular finish that offers excellent depth and length.

93+ Stephen Tanzer

...medicinal black cherry, licorice and violet aromas showing subtle pepper and herb notes. Very rich in the mouth but without any loss of the energy promised by the nose. Boasts terrific floral perfume to the spicy dark berry and black cherry flavors...Saline, savory and smooth...

91The Wine Advocate

...attractive bouquet, mainly red berry fruit with a touch of blackberry developing in the glass, the oak neatly interwoven and a conspicuous floral aspect emerging with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, crisp acidity, very focused and linear...

17.5+ Jancis Robinson

More delicate, aromatically...which of course is a sign of true pedigree. The structure is spot on.

PRODUCER

Serafin

Domaine Christian Serafin is in Gevrey-Chambertin, Burgundy. The 12-acre domaine includes parcels in Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St.-Denis and Chambolle-Musigny. The domaine’s grand cru is Charmes-Chambertin and there are several premier crus produced too. Christian Serafin’s father, Stanislaus, arrived in France from his native Poland in the late 1930s and worked as a cabinet maker before joining the Polish resistance during World War II. After the war, Stanislaus found agricultural work in Gevrey and began buying parcels of land. By the late 1950s Christian was working with his father in the vineyards. Christian has operated the domaine since 1988, with help from his daughter and niece. Burgundy expert Clive Coates has written that “Serafin’s wines are full-bodied, meaty, and abundantly rich, with a good touch of spice, and are nicely oaky rather than excessively so.”

REGION

France, Burgundy, Côte d'Or, Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin, Charmes-Chambertin

Charmes-Chambertin is a 78-acre Grand Cru vineyard in Gevrey-Chambertin that traditionally includes the acreage of nearby Mazoyeres-Chambertin. For nearly 200 years the growers of Mazoyeres have been legally allowed to sell their wines under the more famous name of Charmes-Chambertin, and virtually all of them do. Charmes-Chambertin is the largest of the Gevrey-Chambertin Grand Crus, and it generally has an excellent reputation. The slope of the vineyard is gentle and the surface soil poor. But producers including Joseph Roty, Christian Serafin, Domaine Dujac, Faiveley and Joseph Drouhin are acclaimed for their Charmes Chambertin. Principal landholders are Camus, with 14.75 acres; Perrot-Minot, 4 acres; and Armand Rousseau, 3.5 acres.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir, Grand Cru

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.