Domaine Serisier on Bordeaux’s Right Bank near St Emilion will be bottling their super cuvee, Chateau Montrevel 2014, in September after spending 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
Following the alcoholic fermentation the malolactic fermentation took place ‘en barrique’ in 225ltr and 500ltr barrels.
With maximum production of 3,000 bottles only (a mere 250 cases) this hand crafted wine is rare and only available in Australia from Bordeaux and Beyond.
Supplied in wooden boxes of six bottles we are accepting pre-orders now with purchases to be paid for before shipment in October. Priced ‘en primeur’ at $65 per bottle or $390 per box of six this wine will normally retail at $82.50/bottle and only in very limited quantities.
The wine is named after Pey de Montrevel, who was the first Baron de Cadillac created by King Edward II in 1307 when Bordeaux was in the hands of the English. It is produced from 100% merlot grapes grown on the "Champs du Bout du Monde” (Fields at the End of the World) outside Chateau Cadillac which is the home of Domaine Serisier.
|Grape Variety||100% Merlot|
|Food Pairing||Wonderful with red meat and hard cheese|
|Service||Decant for a few hours and serve at 18°C/60°F|
|Region||Right Bank Bordeaux|
|Ageing Potential||Potential of 20 years.|
Chateau Montrevel 2014 was rated by Derek Smedley, UK based Master of Wine, in March, 2016 (from a barrel sample) at 93 points with a drinking window of 2018 to 2028.
Some other Smedley ratings from the 2014 Bordeaux vintage are:
Chateau Angelus 2014 1er Gand Cru Classé St Emilion - 93 points (RRP A$ 570/ bottle).
Chateau Ausone 2014 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 90 to 94 points (RRP A$ 1,O55/ bottle).
Chateau Belair-Monange 2014 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 90 to 93 points (RRP A$ 280/ bottle).
Chateau Cheval Blanc 2014 1er Grand Cru Classé St Emilion - 93 to 96 points (RRP A$ 1,026/ bottle).
The current listing of 'medals and tasting notes' for Chateau Montrevel 2014 at June, 2016 are:
Silver medal at Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016
Gold medal Gilbert & Gaillard 2016
Derek Smedley, MW
Tasted in Lilley March 2016 (barrel sample)
93 points Drinking 2018-28
"The nose is firm the start of the palate concentrated with a rich mix of black fruits. Under the tannic structure there is sweetness ripe plums and liquorice dark chocolate at the back but it closes down at the moment on the finish a bit tight the tannins firm but ripe."