2018 Château Siran, Cru Bourgeois Margaux

The 2018 Siran is the best we've tasted here. Textured and intense, with lots of fruit purity, there's a real sense of energy to the palate, too. Very long, and very pure.

Critic score
92.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£27.28
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£163.68

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2023 - 2033
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2018 Château Siran, Cru Bourgeois Margaux

TASTING NOTES

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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019)
(91—93)/100

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.

Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2019)
(93)/100

This is a solid Siran with blackberries and hints of hazelnuts and chocolate. Full body and chewy tannins that are soft and polished. Shows depth and density.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2019)
(94—95)/100

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.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com (April 2019)
(89—92)/100