Chateau-Siran Margaux 2018 375ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Chateau-Siran Margaux 2018 375ml
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Chateau-Siran Margaux 2018

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Category Red Wine
Region France, Bordeaux, Margaux
Brand Chateau-Siran
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

PLEASE NOTE these are Half Bottles or 375 ML

The family story at Château Siran in Margaux started in the middle of the 18th century, when this estate, rich in biodiversity, with undeniable charm seduced Léo Barbier. The 17-hectares vineyard is positioned in a single block, in the heart of one of the Médoc’s greatest terroirs of Saint Julien. Léo Barbier, a Bordeaux wine merchant, recognized the qualities of this jewel. After it was acquired on 14 January 1859 from Jeanne-Adèle, Countess of Toulouse-Lautrec, he decided to develop and embellish the property.

His two daughters married the brothers Paul and Alexandre Sollberg in 1866. But the two sons-in-law went bankrupt between 1883-85 and left in a hurry to live in Argentina. In 1885 the family called upon a nephew, Fréderic Miailhe, son of Elie Miailhe and Lovely Sollberg, to manage Siran with a Sollberg son-in-law, Marcel Mortier. Fréderic Miailhe, a wine broker, fell in love with Siran and devoted himself to it. So much so that in 1915, he bought back the shares of his Sollberg aunts.

Louis and Édouard, Fréderic’s sons succeeded him. Louis brought to Siran a passion for Petit Verdots and Merlot, which can be found in other properties that belonged to the Miailhe family such as Pichon Comtesse de Lalande or Palmer. After the death of Édouard Miailhe in 1959, the properties were distributed among his three children. Siran went to his son William-Alain. William-Alain Miailhe managed Siran from 1978 to 1988. He equipped the estate with modern winemaking tools and hired the first consultant oenologists, Émile Peynaud, Guy Guimberteau and then Jacques Boissenot. Brigitte Miailhe, his wife, succeeded him from 1988 to 2007. 

In 2007, their son, Édouard Miailhe, took over the reins of the estate. He has undertaken very important investments to restructure and modernize the vineyard, the vat room, the arrival of the harvest, the aging cellar, the tasting rooms, the shop and the cellar. These considerable efforts allow Siran today to fully assume its place as one of the assimilated Classified Growths of 1855.

Château Siran is an enticing blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, which reflects the identity of its terroir. The relatively high percentage of petit verdot brings a spicy note that reinforces the unique character of Siran's wines. Both powerful and elegant, Siran's wines always seek a balance between the softness of the tannins, the intensity of the fruit and a persistent freshness. Siran wines are known for their aging potential, even long aging that will delight the most patient. 

'For more than 160 years, my family has been striving to produce a wine of pleasure, a wine for sharing, which finds its perfect expression in this beautiful phrase from Stéphanie de Saint-Aubin, Countess of Genlis: "One can only enjoy well what one shares." ' - Édouard Miailhe

With regard to farming, the High Environmental Value (HVE) certification is a recognition of the biodiversity conservation work that has been carried out at the property for many years. It testifies to the teams’ long-term commitment to controlling Siran’s environmental impact. Château Siran is also involved in a VITINNOV collaborative research programme, carried out by the winegrowers who are members of the Margaux winegrowers’ union. The aim of this project is to revitalize the biodiversity of the fauna and flora of the Margaux area. In particular thanks to actions such as planting fallow land with endemic seeds, or replanting trees and hedges, or late mowing, thus favoring green corridors along the perimeters of the vineyards.

Wine Enthusiast
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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. Structured and fruity, it should be drunk from 2027.

May 1, 2021
James Suckling
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Blackberries, mushrooms and flowers on the nose. Full-bodied with a very compact palate that shows creamy and refined tannins that are strong and driven. Some tar and wet earth at the end. Needs three or four years to come together. Best after 2025.

Wine Spectator
  • ws93

Juicy and forward, with expressive cassis, plum reduction and blackberry paste flavors layered together and set against a backdrop of black tea, bay and alder. Long, subtle mineral note leaves a mouthwatering feel at the very end. Lovely. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2035. 8,333 cases made.

March 31, 2021
Wine Advocate
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Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Siran wafts out of the glass with very pretty scents of red roses, cinnamon stick, chocolate-covered cherries and fragrant earth, giving way to a core of warm cassis and plum preserves, plus a touch of camphor. The medium to full-bodied palate is absolutely laden with rich, juicy black fruits, supported by velvety tannins and plenty freshness, finishing long and perfumed. This very classy, absolutely delicious Margaux tastes great now, but it will reward 3-4 years of cellaring and has the stuffing to continue thereafter for 20+ years.

March 31, 2021
Jeb Dunnuck
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This estate consistently turns out an outstanding Margaux, and their 2018 Château Siran is certainly no exception. Lots of spicy currants, graphite, sandalwood, tobacco, and loamy soil notes define the bouquet, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a round, expansive, mouth-filling texture, solid tannins, and a great finish. It's not the most elegant Margaux out there, but it's a complex, character-filled beauty that will keep for 15 years.

March 11, 2021
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