This is an estate that I love, but this year it's extremely inhibited and will take its time to open. It hasn't reached the heights of 2016, but still offers pleasure. It's tight, showing some clear menthol notes and a rich underbelly of black fruit. From 7ha of clay on limestone.
A juicy and fruity wine with a medium body, round and ripe tannins and a flavorful finish.
A final blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2017 La Serre has pretty red and black raspberries and warm plums notes with hints of baking spices and tilled soil. The palate is medium-bodied, chewy and savory with a lovely herbal lift on the finish.