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: Deep dark ruby
Nose: It shows great levity, purity and verticality especially on the nose of lovely fresh ripe dark fruit flavours of blackberries, black cherries and figs with hints of spice, mocha and some savoury notes.
Palate: There is also a nice persistence, with the same vertical presence on the palate as one finds on the nose with more aromas of fresh black tea and a lovely nuttiness of walnuts and almonds, with just the slightest hint of frangipane and patisserie. This is deeply impressive with interesting terroir notes that are very pure, precise and focussed and the beautiful tannins are lovely, soft and refined.
Grape Varieties: 100% Merlot
Aging: French oak barrels (50% new, 50% second-fill) and then aged in barrels for 12–14 months.
Awards: 92pts Wine Enthusiast, 92pts Wine & Spirits
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.