2010 Siran, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)
Really bright character, with dark berry, tar, light coffee and flowers on the nose and palate. Full and rich, yet balanced and complex. Best ever from here?
After a low period, Siran has come back in 2010 with this solid, tannic, firm and serious wine. There is plenty of blackberry flavor to flesh out the structure, resulting in a wine for medium-term aging.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(46% cabernet sauvignon, 42% merlot and 12% petit verdot) Good, full purple-ruby. Initially inexpressive nose hints at black fruits, flowers and dried herbs. Then fresh and fragrant on the palate, with juicy blackcurrant and blueberry flavors lifted by high but harmonious acids. The building tannins aren't shy but are sufficiently polished so as not to leave the mouth feeling dry. This very good Siran should develop nicely with bottle age.
This has a plush feel overall, packed with flavors of cocoa, espresso, bay leaf, roasted mesquite, plum sauce and black currant preserves. The slightly dusty structure is well-embedded in the fruit, offering a tug of earth at the very end and leaving a mouthwatering impression. Best from 2014 through 2025.