2018 Siran (Margaux)

45% Cabernet Sauvignon 44% Merlot 10% Petit Verdot
Origin
Labarde, Medoc, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
red
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
93 points, Jane Anson, decanter.com, April 2019
16 points, Julia Harding, jancisrobinson.com, April 2019
91-93 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, robertparker.com, April 2019
89-92 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2019
93-95 points, Chris Kissack,
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Media Reviews

Jane Anson

Another impressive Margaux in this vintage. It`s a big wine with real structure and ageing ability, but it isn`t too tight and is not too obviously pushing its agenda. This is a lovely Siran packed full of tannins, fruit and acidity - the triumvirate. It has excellent mouthfilling blackberry and pepper notes, with a pretty high kick of acidity on the finish, marked by its Petit Verdot. Harvest ran from 20 September to 13 October, with a yield of 45hl/ha. It is planned to age the 2018 in 35% new oak for 12 months. 1% Cabernet Franc makes up the blend. Drink 2025 - 2038. 93 points

Julia Harding

45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc; 35% new oak. Black as the ace of spades. Lifted and fragrant with sweet blueberry fruit. Really pretty and inviting, just a hint of vanilla sweetness. On the palate, firmer and drier but it’s a complete whole and gently handled, the tannins smooth though compact and slightly blocky at the moment. 16 points

Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Siran opens with quietly spoken notions of baked blackberries, blackcurrant cordial and bay leaves with hints of scorched earth, tar and tobacco. The full-bodied palate is restrained and elegantly played with subtle earth layers among the black fruit and a solid foundation of ripe, grainy tannins, finishing with earth and mineral nuances. 91-93 points

Chris Kissack

Siran and Edouard Miailhe have been on a role in recent years, and the 2018 vintage continues that trend. The blend is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. The yield was 45 hl/ha, and the declared alcohol is 14%. This barrel sample seems to combine the very best elements of the vintage on the nose, with the same dark and pretty fruits seen in some of the more accomplished wines, but without losing the perfumed, rose-petal nuances that define it as Margaux, which many wines in this appellation do when the ripeness level advances. This cha racter comes with a chalky note, although the palate which follows is polished and textural, and is filled with ripe and tightly knit tannins, and a fine peppery substance. This is rich, structurally very accomplished, with a wealth of fine tannin infused though the finish of the wine. Surely this is the best Siran yet? The élevage will be in 35% new oak, 35% second-fill oak, and older barrels. 93-95 points

Antonio Galloni

The 2018 Siran offers an explosion of red cherry/plum fruit, wild flowers, mint and spice. There is a sense of exuberance and energy to the 2018 that is impossible to miss. The tannins are a bit strict today, but there is so much fruit I think all the 2018 needs is time. The blend is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Tasted three times. 89-92 points

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