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Christian Serafin Gevrey-Chambertin Le Fonteny 1er Cru 2005

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  • The founder of the domaine, Stanislaus Serafin is Polish origin. He moved to Gevrey-Chambertin in 1930's and chose to become a farmer (one of the two jobs available to immigrants at the time, other job being miner)
  • Faught against and captured by Germans during WWII, Stanislaus returned to Gevrey after upon release and began working in a winery tending vines
  • Taking advantage of inexpensive vineyards available in the market after the war, Stanislaus began acquiring vineyards and building up his own domaine
  • Son and current winemaker, Christian, began working jointly with his father in 1950s and produced wines highly sought after in fine restaurants in Europe and US
  • Le Fonteny is a fabulous permier cru that exhibits a classic Gevery-Chambertin characteristics

Wine Advocate: 92-93
" Serafin’s 50-year-old vines rendered an outstanding 2005 Gevrey-Chambertin Fonteny displaying high-toned fresh and distilled purple plum and black cherry aromas mingled with almond extract and gamey meatiness, a clear, brightly-fruited yet incipiently creamy palate impression, and an impressively long, deeply fruited, marrowy, maple syrup-, caramel- and salt-tinged finish. There is a positively stony sense of minerality displayed as well." (Apr 2007)

IWC: 92+
" Good deep red. Sexy aromas of raspberry, smoke, minerals and roast coffee. Suave and juicy in the mouth, with lovely definition and cut to the concentrated flavors of tangy berries and game. Plenty of energy here. Finishes firmly tannic and long; more a wine of elegance than sheer power (Serafin describes is as "a little Charmes"). Still, this needs time in the bottle: I'd expect it to blossom in eight to ten years." (Apr 2008)

Burghound: 90-92
" Outstanding! Subtle wood spice notes serve to highlight more elegant and airier black and blue berry fruit aromas that merge into rich, intense, delineated and pure flavors that are generous, indeed almost fleshy yet possess a beautiful sense of balance on the explosive finish that does a slow build from the mid-palate to the finale. Lovely." (Jan 2007)

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