Another impressive Margaux in this vintage. It’s a big wine with real structure and ageing ability, but it isn’t too tight and is not too obviously pushing its agenda. This is a lovely Siran packed full of tannins, fruit and acidity – the triumvirate. It has excellent mouthfilling blackberry and pepper notes, with a pretty high kick of acidity on the finish, marked by its Petit Verdot.
Harvest ran from 20 September to 13 October, with a yield of 45hl/ha. It is planned to age the 2018 in 35% new oak for 12 months. 1% Cabernet Franc makes up the blend.
Drinking Window 2025 – 203
Jane Anson – Decanter 93 pt.
A juicy and rich barrel sample with dark-chocolate and berry character. Full body, velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Second wine of Siran.
James Suckling 91/92 pt.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Siran opens with quietly spoken notions of baked blackberries, blackcurrant cordial and bay leaves with hints of scorched earth, tar and tobacco. The full-bodied palate is restrained and elegantly played with subtle earth layers among the black fruit and a solid foundation of ripe, grainy tannins, finishing with earth and mineral nuances.
Wine Advocate 91/93 pt