Château Siran is located in the village of Labarde, in the southern part of the Margaux appellation, on a table-land of siliceous gravel.The sun exposure of the vines and the fine vineyard soil help to produce a wine that is in keeping with the elegance, which has made Margaux wines world famous. During the summer, prior to harvesting, bunches of unripe grapes are removed and the leaves are thinned out to produce maximum ripeness and concentration in the grapes. They are picked by hand in small crates and sorted first in the vineyard, and later upon arrival in the cellar, to eliminate any fruit that is less than perfect. Fermentation temperatures are carefully controlled and malolactic fermentation takes place in the barrels. The wine is then aged in barrels made with Allier forest oak, 40 to 50% of which are renewed each year. When the time comes to blend, only the finest vats of wine are reserved for sale under the château label. Since 2003, the well-known oenologist Denis Dubourdieu provides precious advice in order to make the best possible wine. Each year, château Siran's label commemorates a major event that has occured during the vintage year. Previously owned by the Count Toulouse-Lautrec family, Château Siran has belonged to the William Alain Miailhe family since 1859.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the vertical held at the château, the 2011 Château Siran, a blend of 52% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, has an open, quite generous, earthy and leather-scented bouquet that permeates through the red berry fruit that feels a little smudged against the 2010 Siran. The palate is medium-bodied with quite fine tannin on the entry and tangible mineralité. This is an appealing Margaux that punches just above my expectations and its persistence on the finish suggests that it has the substance to age. This is worth looking out for. Tasted February 2016.
|Grape varieties||Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc|
|Revue du Vin de France||15|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU SIRAN 33460 LABARDE FRANCE|
- R. Gabriel : 17
- J. Robinson : 14,5
- Vineyard : Medoc
- Wine Spectator : 89
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc