2018 was a complicated, unusual and varied vintage with extraordinary amounts of winter rain followed by a humid early growing season and a long, hot and dry summer which produced near perfect harvest conditions. Achieving the correct balance was the key to success and the late cold spell in early spring and the continued cool nights made up for the mild winter and provided the acidity and structure needed to accommodate intense flavor development
Colour: Dark red, almost black
Nose: Shows great elegance and finesse with aromas of fine fresh black fruit overlaid with subtle smoky notes of wild strawberries, blackberries, cherries and cassis, with just a touch of spice and white pepper.
Palate: Velvety soft, displaying rich silky tannins well supported by a further impressive register of red and black fruits running through the core, with delicate hints of chocolate and mocha that combine well to present a long, pleasant and persistent finish.
Grape Varieties: 100% Merlot
Aging: French oak barrels (50% new, 50% second-fill) and then aged in barrels for 12–14 months.
Awards: 95pts Wine & Spirits, 94pts Wine Enthusiast, 92-94pts Wine Advocate-Parker, 92pts Vinous
History of Chateau Seraphine
In 2016, the Krajewski family, proprietors of nearby Clos Cantenac in Saint-Emilion, acquired the vines and buildings of two Pomerol estates, Chateau Monbrun and Clos Picassou. The father-daughter team, Martin and Charlotte Krajewski, quickly recognized that property for sale isn’t something that happens a lot in Pomerol and that this was a rare opportunity they needed to make happen! The following year the merged properties were renamed Chateau ‘Séraphine’ after Martin’s grandmother. The name Séraphine was chosen not only as ‘homage’ to his Polish farming heritage, but also with great respect for Pomerol’s rich history and traditions.