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We are thrilled to start 2023 with a special offer on Château Séraphine.

Last summer we made our inaugural offer of Chateau Seraphine during the 2021 en primeur campaign.  With the ’21s still in barrel, we persuaded proprietor Martin Krajewski to release a small parcel especially for Singapore so that Vinum customers would have an opportunity to taste and discover his bottled wines before the 2021s arrive.

Luckily for us, Martin had a small stock of the outstanding 2019 vintage that he made available to Vinum.  The wines, exclusive to us in Singapore, have been shipped and are ready for despatch.  Today we are thrilled to offer:

  • L’Innocence de Seraphine 2019 – a more supple and approachable expression of Pomerol, although still with Seraphine’s opulence and rich fruit, this is already drinking well and delivering lots of pleasure.
  • Chateau Seraphine 2019 – with fewer than 3,000 bottles produced this is the definition of artisanal micro-production.  94/100 from Neal Martin.

2019 was just the third year of production for Martin and his winemaker daughter Charlotte.  A true family passion-project, their maiden vintage was 2017 and they have been receiving plaudits and high scores ever since.

The style of these wines is opulent and dramatic, yet they hold impressive freshness and scent; their richness is fruit-derived rather than coming from winemaking techniques – Charlotte’s approach is hands-off and just 40% new oak is employed.  2019 was also the first vintage for which a clay amphora was used for a portion of the maturation.

High quality farming – the low yielding vineyards are worked exclusively by horse – and lo-fi winemaking, to produce a Pomerol of real character and distinction.  We are truly excited to be working with Seraphine from the early days of this generational project, and delighted to be their exclusive partner in Singapore.

I really hope you’re tempted to give this delicious Pomerols a try.  Splashed into a carafe about 90 minutes before drinking, L’Innocence 2019 is delicious for drinking now.  It also gives an early glimpse of the extraordinary quality of the 2019 vintage.  With only 2,800 bottles produced, Chateau Seraphine 2019 is only available on restricted purchase but it will be a great bottle to have in the cellar!

Immediately available from our cellars in Singapore.
Chateau Seraphine restricted to 3 bottles per customer ordered in conjunction with 6 bottles L’Innocence, whilst stocks last.

L’Innocence de Seraphine 2019
25 cases (1×6) @ $375 per case (inc GST $405)
A deep and glossy purple.  The nose is driven by exuberant red fruit notes, baking spices and a touch of pepper, all framed – but not dominated – by toasty oak.  The palate is sleek and rich in fruit, with a gently creamy texture.  Whilst the initial impression is quite powerful it calms down and actually has a lovely sense of natural ‘flow’.  The oak is luxurious and high-grade but there is plenty of charm and fruit to match it.  Tannins are velvety and there’s attractive lift on the finish.
90/100 – Matthew Hemming MW

Chateau Seraphine 2019
36 bottles @ $170 each (inc GST $183.60)
** Maximum purchase restrictions apply **
Big, impactful and velvety with density yet not excesssive weight.  Much less toast and oak than when previously tasted – this has settled and integrated in bottle beautifully.  Very impressive harmony, with a fine and seamless texture.  Succulent and juicy fruit, toward the darker-toned end of the spectrum, with a mouth-watering quality.  Earthiness and spice on the mid-palate.  Rich, creamy tannins and significantly more layered and savoury than the second wine.  Needs time.
94/100 – Matthew Hemming MW

The 2019 Séraphine, the recent addition to the Pomerol landscape courtesy of proprietor Martin Krajewski, was very impressive when I tasted the barrel sample. Now in bottle, it delivers on that promise. It has a gorgeous, pure, lilting bouquet of blackberry, raspberry and light black truffle scents that unfold in the glass. I really appreciate the definition and detail, and the prudent use of new oak (40%). The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, a keen thread of acidity, a touch more backbone than a few months ago, and insistent grip on the finish. Traces of black pepper furnish the aftertaste. As I said before, one to watch. Just 2,800 bottles produced.
94/100 – Neal Martin / vinous.com

The first vintage of Château Séraphine was 2017, and already a few years in you can see the care and attention that is being lavished on these vineyards, located on the Libourne side of Pomerol, with plots in Plince and Mazèyres. Combines pulses of bitter black chocolate studded through silky damson and black cherry fruit with liquorice root, silky tannins and plenty of freshness. Great stuff from winemaker Charlotte Krajewski. 40% new oak, harvest September 23 to 26. It has smoothed and deepened over ageing, and this is an upscore.
94/100 – Jane Anson / janeanson.com

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