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"2009 Tour Seran is the best wine I have ever tasted from this property" - Robert Parker.
Château Tour Seran is a top notch cru bourgeois, one of the best we have come across. It shows an impressive structure, an intense nose of blackcurrant and a hint of mint. It is round and fresh on the palate and displays a wonderful nutty, spicy finish. A really outstanding cru bourgeois, which happens to be perfect to drink now...
|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Producer: Domaines Rollan de By
Type: Dry Red wine
Grapes: 65% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot
Drink from now to 2019
Open 2 hours before, ideally decanted.
Serve at 16-18°C
Food pairing suggestion: Lamb rack with a minty sauce and green beans
Soil: Clayey gravely hilltops
Age of vines: 25 years old
Vineyard size: 15 ha
Maturing: 18 months in French oak barrels
|What experts say|
89-91/100 "This fat, opulent 2009 La Tour Seran is the best wine I have ever tasted from this property. Its dense purple color is accompanied by lots of blackberry fruit, cassis, and floral notes. Layered and unctuously textured, it is a total thrill to drink. Enjoy it over the next decade."
16/20 "65% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot. Lively and a touch leafy on the nose, quite fragrant. Similarly herbaceous on the palate but not at all green. Streamlined, dry, appetising. (JH)"
|91/100 "Very enticing, with lovely mocha and vanilla aromas giving way to fleshy, mouthfilling raspberry, cassis and plum sauce notes. Very suave on the finish, with the toasty edge showing for now, but plenty of fruit to soak that up after modest cellaring."|
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