2009 Siran, Margaux (1.5L)

SKU #1108605 93 points James Suckling

 Blueberries and minerals, with floral undertones follow through to a full body and velvety tannins and a juicy finish. Subtle and structured. Try after 2018.  (2/2012)

90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Tasted at the vertical held at the property, the 2009 Château Siran no longer displays the sur-maturité that was evident just after bottling and seems to have settled down with scents of black plum, spice, blackcurrants and graphite, the latter lending it an almost Brane-Cantenac like veneer. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, nicely focused with that graphite theme continuing. Fresh and tensile, this has turned into a very appealing Siran that mirrors Robert Parker's remarks from 2012 and dare I say, may one day even surpass them. This is one to watch. (NM)  (5/2016)

90 points Wine Spectator

 Forward and fleshy, with a plush feel to the crushed fig, plum and steeped currant fruit, inlaid with anise, mulled spice and incense. Shows solid length, with lots of cocoa lingering on the finish. Drink now through 2020. (JM)  (3/2012)

Jancis Robinson

 Dark crimson. Mellow, appealing nose. Round and polished and very rich. A good Siran! Lots of life here. Not too sweet. Great balance.  (10/2011)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Bright dark red. Inky aromas of blackberry, licorice and cedar lifted by a violet topnote. A sweet, fine-grained, energetic midweight in a juicy, elegant style. Moderately deep, savory wine with very good length.  (7/2012)

K&L Notes

*+V 46% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc. So sweet and elegant, but well-structured. Super satin-like tannins. Best ever? Edouard Miailhe has a winner.

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Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the MĂ©doc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of France.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

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Specific Appellation:

Margaux

- Margaux is the southern most of all of the appellations of the Haut Medoc. Located near St. Julien, it has more cru classe producers than the other four villages of the area. In addition to the legendary Chateau Margaux, there are five second-growths: Rauzan Gassies, Rauzan Seglas, Dufort-Vivens, Lascombes, and Brane Cantenac. While more people are probably familiar with the third growth Chateau Palmer, there are nine other wineries with the same ranking in addition to a trio of fourth growths and a pair of fifth growths. Because Margaux is comprised of five communes… Margaux, Cantenac, Soussans, Labardes and Arsac, the wines styles are diverse throughout the region with the more masculine tannic wines coming from the Cantenac side of the appellation. Because of a high percentage of Merlot planted in the region, many wines from Margaux are more round, feminine, and exotic that the other appellations of the Haut Medoc.