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  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
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The Story

Produced from soils made up of a deep layer of gravel, the wines of Siran are typical of the great Margaux growths. Both powerful and delicate, they express the perfect balance between tannin, fruit and acidity.

They are long-ageing wines, which over time develop sweetness on the palate, giving a characteristic silky and velvety mouth-feel.

Made from a subtle blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, Château Siran generally expresses finesse, femininity and silkiness rather than the raw power and virility of some Médoc wines. The high percentage of Petit Verdot, which can be as much as 15% of the final blend in some years, brings a spicy finish which enhances the unique character of the wines of Château Siran.

Château Siran displays charm when young but is also a wine of very long ageing potential. Wine enthusiasts particularly appreciate the complexity of its aromas that it develops over time.

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Vintage 2020

In Bordeaux, the heat resulted in early flowering. Also, this led to an early harvest after a very hot summer. As a starting point, there is great maturity in the grapes, and one can expect a more opulent vintage than in the last few years.

The summer this year has been the warmest since 1959, yet the rain has fallen at the right times during the growing season. The harvest took place two weeks before the norm and will yield grapes with high potential alcohol and the lowest acidity since the 2003 vintage. As they say in Bordeaux: "It has been a good and extreme growing season which hopefully also produces great wines".

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Ruby. Detailed nose, scented, blackberries and spices, lush dark fruits nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruits, anise, spices, detailed and layered, nuanced and long. Could be the finest Siran since 1959. 91-93

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Dark purple red colour with violet hue and black core. Elegant yet expressive nose with multi-layered character, ripe elderberries, blackberries and blackcurrants, fine toasting aroma, dark chocolate and hints of coffee in the background. Discreet spiciness. On the palate well balanced with ripe tannins and fine acidity, a wine with freshness and precision, crisp fruit, elegant spiciness and fine roasting flavour. A Margaux full of character with appealing character and good potential. 

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Margaux, Bordeaux

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