Chateau Siran Margaux 2021
1 or more bottles$81.00
James Suckling92 points
Jancis Robinson16.5 points
Robert Parker90 points
*This price includes all shipping and taxes- due 2024* Both powerful and subtle, the wines of Siran always seek the balance between the softness of the tannins, the intensity of the fruit and a persistent freshness. The nose opens with floral notes, blackberry, cassis and spice from 11% Petit Verdot used in the blend. The wine is medium to full-bodied and refined, showing great freshness and vibrant, pleasant acidity. It shows notes of black fruit, redcurrants, and cherry pie. A wine known to age well, this wine will only improve with time in the cellar.
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Critic Scores & reviews
"A layered and fine-tannined red with currants and light graphite and stone undertones, Medium body. Fresh, linear finish. Grows on the palate."
Jancis Robinson MW16.5
"60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc. Cask sample. Smudgy rim and mid crimson. Not too dense and quite Margaux in build. Fresh with sufficient ripe fruit for the far-from-excessive acidity. Quite long and subtle with a bone-dry finish. A transparent wine not as intricately woven as the Rauzan-Ségla but a very typical Margaux. A decidedly pretty wine and I know from experience how well Siran can age…"
"The 2021 Siran unfurls in the glass with notes of blackberries, cassis, warm spices and loamy soil. Medium to full-bodied, supple and lively, with a pretty core of fruit and powdery tannins that assert themselves on the saline finish, it's a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 11% Petit Verdot."
Love this wine? Here's a list of other vintages we have in stock if you'd like to try them as well.
Chateau Siran 2016
- Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vintage 2016
- Brand Chateau Siran
- Cellaring 15 Plus Years
- Wine Type Red
- Alcohol Percentage 13.0% Alcohol
James Suckling96 points
Wine Enthusiast94 points
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Wine is being produced throughout France and has been done for over 2,500 years with certain Châteaux dating their history back to Roman times, around 6th Century BC. Ranking second in the world in per-capita consumption and first in total production quantity. More so than the overall quantity of wine is the quantity of truly great wines coming out of France makes the nation the envy of wine-making nations worldwide.
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Classic wine regions in France include Champagne (home of Champagne), Burgundy (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay), Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot), Alsace (Aromatic varietals), Loire Valley (Chenin Blanc, Crémant) and the Rhône Valley (Syrah, Grenache Mourvedre)
The Bordeaux classification of 1855 is still in use, as is the Sauternes and Barsac Classification of the same year. Wines from certain regions can be bought En Primeur, which is when the wine is sold prior to it being bottled.
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The left bank of Bordeaux is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, which thrives in the region's gravelly soils. These wines tend to be bold, tannic, and complex, with notes of blackcurrant, cedar, and tobacco. On the right bank, Merlot is king, producing wines that are softer and fruitier, with notes of plum, cherry, and chocolate.
Aside from the red blends, Bordeaux is also renowned for its sweet wines, particularly from the Sauternes and Barsac appellations. These wines are made using a unique process that involves botrytis, or "noble rot," which concentrates the sugars in the grapes, resulting in a lusciously sweet and complex wine.
Bordeaux's classification system has evolved over time, with some estates moving up or down the ranks depending on the quality of their wines. Today, the system includes five growths, with Premier Cru being the highest and Deuxièmes Crus being the second-highest. There is also a separate classification for the sweet wines of Sauternes and Barsac, with Chateau d’Yquem holding the highest rank.
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Margaux, an esteemed appellation located on the left bank of the Gironde in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France, is renowned for producing some of the world's most sophisticated and elegant wines. Margaux is home to more than 21 classified growths, which is more than any other appellation in the region, making it an exceptional destination for wine lovers and connoisseurs.
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The history of winemaking in Margaux dates back over 2,000 years to the Roman era, making it the oldest Bordeaux appellation to be planted with vineyards. The region spans 1,413 hectares of vineyards, which ripen about seven to ten days earlier than the surrounding area, thanks to the protection provided by the forest to the West, shielding the grapes from the cold Atlantic breeze.
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About the brand Chateau Siran
Chteau siran has a history in the medoc that dates back to 1428, making it one of the oldest estates in margaux . The property took its name from saint siran. At one point in time, chateau siran was owned by the touloues lautrec family. The owners were the grandparents of the famous french painter. Chateau siran has been the property of the miailhe family since 1858, having purchased the estate from the lautrec family. Chateau siran has retained their artistic roots. Similar to what chateau mouton rothschild does in pauillac each year with their labels, chateau siran also creates a new label each vintage that features a different artist.
In late 2014, chateau siran finished a complete renovation and modernization of their cellars and wine making facilities along with their museum. The museum, which is worth a trip to see has a stunning collection of wine related objects including several ancient amphores, the oldest of which can be dated all the way back to 300 bc. If you’re visiting chateau siran, be sure to ask to see the only wine cellar in bordeaux built to withstand a nuclear explosion, or the failure of the nuclear plant in blayais. The bomb shelter, which is really just used as a cellar to store their oldest bottles was built during the 1980’s.