The vineyard of La Serre, located just a few metres from Saint-Emilions town centre, is planted on a south-facing limestone plateau, hence its name “the greenhouse”. The limestone vineyard is covered with a thin layer of clay with vines averaging 35 years of age, planted 80% to Merlot and 20% to Cabernet Franc.
2020 Chateau La Serre Grand Cru Classe, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 1x300cl
Duty Status: In BondAvailability: Future Arrival
James Suckling 94-95
“A medium-bodied red with redcurrant, berry and light chocolate character. It’s creamy and chewy. Yet, it shows polish and refinement. ” James Suckling [25/04/2021]
The 2020 La Serre offers plenty of immediacy. Blueberry, spice, new leather, tobacco and cedar give the 2020 its effusive personality. Bright acids lend quite a bit of energy. The tannins feel just a bit coarse. That is the only thing holding the 2020 back from a slightly more positive note. [Antonio Galloni, 01/06/2021]
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2038