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This 25 hectare property in Margaux is owned by the Miailhe family who used to own Pichon Lalande and a part of Château Palmer. Vineyard plantings are split evenly between Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with smaller a smaller proportion of Petit Verdot and a little Cabernet Franc also planted. The vines average 30 years of age with some going back to the 1920s. The quality has improved enormously recently and the 2015 was very highly praised (quite rightly) by the critics. The consultant is Hubert de Bouard of Angélus.
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.
There is a large gap between the quality of the 2021 Siran and the Deuxième Vin because of the Merlot this year. Picked between September 23 and October 9, and matured in 35% new oak, the Siran has a delicate, perfumed bouquet of wild strawberry, raspberry and light cassis scents. The palate is malleable, with fleshy red fruit that segues into darker fruit laced with graphite. Nicely balanced, albeit with less substance than the 2019 or 2020 (as you would expect), this Siran should drink well over the next 12–15 years. (13.0% alcohol)
Vivid purple colour. The nose is a little reductive for now, stunting the fruit, but with air there are tones of cherry blossom and fresh plums. The palate has high acidity and chalky tannins. Compact, fresh blueberries and easy red fruit, this is a cedary, light, fresh Siran that should offer good mid-term drinking.
A layered and fine-tannined red with currants and light graphite and stone undertones, Medium body. Fresh, linear finish. Grows on the palate.
The 2021 Siran is made from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc, with yields of 51 hl/ha and aging in 35% new French oak. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it jumps out with pepper and cloves scents, giving way to a core of redcurrants, kirsch, and fresh blackberries, plus a hint of crushed rocks. Light to medium-bodied, the palate is soft and subtle with just enough freshness and a peppery finish.
Bright ruby red, with a kiss of smoky grilled oak, along with raspberry and redcurrant fruit, well balanced and juicy with a slate finish. An attractive 2021, one to look out for, great stuff from the Mialhe family. A solid structure, plenty of depth and a good core. Hubert de Bouard consultant. Harvest September 23 to October 9, with a generous 51hl/h yield. Impressive, tasted twice. 35% new oak.
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…
Drink 2027 – 2042