2008 Domaine Christian Serafin Charmes Chambertin

  • Pinot Noir
  • 750ML
  • WS 93
  • IWC 93
  • BH 93
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2008 Domaine Christian Serafin Charmes Chambertin

WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, February 2012
Here's a fresh vibrant red with juicy cherry raspberry and spice flavors that resonate on the palate. Seemingly electric this has an undercurrent of mineral and ends with a kaleidoscope of berry and spice notes. Best from... Here's a fresh vibrant red with juicy cherry raspberry and spice flavors that resonate on the palate. Seemingly electric this has an undercurrent of mineral and ends with a kaleidoscope of berry and spice notes. Best from 2014 through 2028. -BS
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, March 2011
Good medium red. Enticing perfume of red cherry brown spices and menthol with a positive suggestion of austerity. The sweetest and lushest of these 2008s offering pretty juicy red fruit spice and floral flavors that... Good medium red. Enticing perfume of red cherry brown spices and menthol with a positive suggestion of austerity. The sweetest and lushest of these 2008s offering pretty juicy red fruit spice and floral flavors that spread out subtly to saturate the palate. Wonderfully perfumed and vibrant wine with a light touch. Finishes scented and long with the spiciness carrying through on the aftertaste.
BH 93
Burghound - Burghound, January 2011
An elegant and admirably pure nose offers up notes of cool red berries earth humus and a smoked meat character that leads to rich serious mouth coating and broad-shouldered flavors that possess ample volume and muscle on... An elegant and admirably pure nose offers up notes of cool red berries earth humus and a smoked meat character that leads to rich serious mouth coating and broad-shouldered flavors that possess ample volume and muscle on the hugely long and intense finish. This is even more backwards than the Cazetiers and should be capable of rewarding up to 15 years of cellar time as the tannins are fine but dense. If there is a nit this is actually no more complex than the Cazetiers at present though it may be in the future. Either way this is a terrific effort.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2010
(WA91-92+ points) Peony licorice heliotrope and ripe cherry rise impressively from the glass of Serafin's 2008 Charmes-Chambertin - as tasted from cask - and inform a bittersweet palate that succeeds in containing the... (WA91-92+ points) Peony licorice heliotrope and ripe cherry rise impressively from the glass of Serafin's 2008 Charmes-Chambertin - as tasted from cask - and inform a bittersweet palate that succeeds in containing the vintage tendency toward tartness through an incipiently silken texture and strong sense of extract. Smoky peat-like and crushed stone suggestions add further interest to the sustained finish. I would anticipate a good 15 years of high (as well as relatively high-strung) performance here. - David Schildknecht