Fullish ruby. Endlessly suggestive nose of metallic, forested, leathery and sweet-smoky scents. The fruit is mulberried, old-viney, layered, and marrow-rich. Then active and grippy, it finishes long and complex, a minerality thick with oolitic white marl and stone. The Sérafin wines can be forceful and impervious in their youth, particularly the new-oaky U.S. Kacher imports. Now twenty years on, this Cazetiers has set aside its Calvinist upbringing, letting its composure show, emerging more beneficent. Miles to go. Now – 2025.