Wine Enthusiast has named Chateau Siran 2018 Margaux its Wine of the Year 2021. “From an estate in the southern part of Margaux, this wine has just the right mix of rich tannins and taut black-currant flavors to give upfront freshness and potential for further aging,” said the outlet. “Structured and fruity, it should be drunk from 2027.”
Château Siran sits on the southern side of Bordeaux’ Margaux appellation. The 60-acre vineyard sits across from the chateau and its cellars, which are surrounded by a sculpture-dotted park. The estate gets its name from landowner Guilhem de Siran and has sat on the same site since the 15th century. The vineyard came about near the end of the 17th century.
In 1859, the Miailhe family took over Château Siran. Edouard Miailhe, the sixth-generation family member to run the estate, and his wife, Séverine, took over in 2007.
Château Siran is one of the rare Margaux properties to be comprised of a single block of vines. Its 37 separate plots border three classed growths – Chateaux Giscours, Dauzac, and Prieuré-Lichine. There are a further 13 hectares under vine in the appellations of Haut-Médoc and Bordeaux Supérieur along with 50 hectares of wood and meadow.
Bottled at 14.5% ABV, the Siran 2018 is made from 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc. It is aged for 12 months in oak barrels, 35% of which were new.
On the nose, the wine is fresh and lightly herbaceous with with crushed rose petals, raspberry, sweet festive spices, cracked pepper, rosewater, and cedar. The silky palate delivers rich, concentrated flavors, followed by a long elegant finish.
For more information, head over to Château Siran’s official website.