Serafin Morey Saint Denis 1er Cru Les Millandes
Price: $101.28 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
Soft but not invisible wood sets off a relatively high-toned nose of red cherry, pomegranate and violet along with a hint of herbal tea. There is excellent intensity and muscle to the voluminous and concentrated flavors that retain fine delineation on the mineral and saline-inflected finish that delivers seriously good length. Note well though that this is a classic Millandes that is robust and firm though not so much that it couldn’t be enjoyed in its youth too.
– Allen Meadows, Burghound.com, Score: 90
Tasted blind at the Burgfest 2014 tasting, Serafin’s 2014 Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru Les Millandes showed much better here than the bottle I tasted at the domaine back in February. It has a well-defined bouquet with plenty of fruit, dark plum and raspberry and floral tones that emerge with time. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip in the mouth, sappy and quite long with a spicy finish. This is a very competent Morey-Saint-Denis, and returning after 15 to 20 minutes, it continues to improve, gaining cohesion and purity. I would still afford it another 3-4 years in bottle. Tasted September 2017.
– Neal Martin, Robertparker.com, Score: 92
Bright dark red. A bit more stunted than the last couple of wines, hinting at dark berries, licorice and coffee on the nose. Juicy, penetrating and dry; this rather hermetic wine boasts good density and power but will need time to express itself. Finishes with substantial broad, dusty tannins that seem chewier than the last few examples from Gevrey-Chambertin.
– Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com, Score: 90