Wine Reviews

Le Bout du Monde Bordeaux Supérieur 2012


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:, Website:, Tasted: 2014

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