Le Bout du Monde Bordeaux Supérieur 2012

Source: www.serisier.co.uk
Le Bout du Monde is the collaboration of Richard Serisier and Stéphane Renié of Domaine Serisier.  The vineyard is situated on Bordeaux's right bank, overlooking the Dordogne river on limestone (argilo-calcaire) soils.  The 2012 vintage here is made from 100% merlot, relatively unusual for the region.  As is usual however with Richard's selections, and now his own wines, I find myself nodding in agreement.

The 2012 vintage of Le Bout du Monde has open aromatics that remind of blackberry, dried rosemary and thyme and there is a gravelly/dusty character intertwined.  The palate is balanced with a medium length finish, and enjoyable nuances of blackberry, blackcurrant and plum.  The tannins firm in structure as the wine is exposed to air, and while this wine rewards drinking now, I think it will improve in the bottle.

Rating: Good, Abv: 13.5%, Price: tba, Source: sample, Vendors: http://cesoirwine.com, Website: http://www.serisier.co.uk, Tasted: 2014

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