2015 Siran, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1253301 94 points James Suckling

 Beautiful dark and bright fruits with blackberry, blueberry and licorice aromas that follow through to a full body and round and lightly chewy tannins. Gorgeous texture. A long and flavorful finish. All here. Best ever. Drink in 2022.  (2/2018)

93 points Decanter

 An assertive style for Margaux; the forthright nose has black-cherry aromas. The attack is tannic and punchy, with plenty of energy. Black fruits dominate the palate, which is powerful and taut, with a long finish. Not the most elegant style, but impressive and complex. Drinking Window 2019 - 2032.  (5/2018)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Siran has a very poised and focused bouquet with pure black cherry, blackcurrant and violet scents that could only derive from this appellation. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, crisp acidity, firm tannin and toward the end it becomes more masculine in style. It is a very well-crafted Siran clearly built for long-term aging; therefore, give this 5 or 6 years at least so that it can show you what it can do. Edouard Miaihle has overseen one of his finest wines in recent years. (NM)  (4/2018)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

 Soft, ripe and juicy, this is an immediately attractive wine. Its tannins are already well integrated into the black-currant fruits and rich berry flavors. The wine will mature relatively quickly and should be ready to drink from 2021. (RV)  (12/2017)

92 points Wine Spectator

 Plush, with crushed cherry and plum fruit flavors carried by hints of violet, chocolate and lavender. The long, velvety finish features a gentle swath of roasted cedar moving through. Best from 2020 through 2030. (JM)  (3/2018)

91 points Vinous

 The 2015 Siran has much to offer. I had hoped the 2015 would lose some of its rough around the edges character during aging. Although that did not happen, the 2015 is nevertheless loaded with personality and character. A host of savory herb, smoke, lavender and tobacco notes add layers of nuance throughout. The blend is 46% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Petit Verdot. (AG)  (2/2018)

Jancis Robinson

 Lustrous dark crimson. Really polished and compelling on the nose. Very round and ripe yet with lovely freshness. The best Siran I remember tasting! Really sappy and energetic. 17/20 points (JR)  (4/2016)

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Staff Image By: Shaun Green | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/28/2018 | Send Email
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Chateau Siran always offers great value, but the 2015 has surpassed even their impressive normal quality level. The best Siran I've tasted so far, this Merlot heavy cepage offers a fantastic amount of richness and structure with plushness and avelvety overlay. Deep blue and dark berry fruit, with a nice under layer of more complex cocoa and soft leather. It will lure you into drinking now, but be sure to put some into the cellar for a few years, I'm sure it will reward you.
Top Value!

Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/31/2016 | Send Email
2015 will not only be remembered as the vintage that brought sanity back to Bordeaux pricing, it will be remembered by enthusiasts as the year Margaux dominated the communes. Just about every wine we tasted from the region was balanced, beautiful, and elegant. When the combination of great pricing and great quality comes together, it only adds to our initial excitement. Just like the Malescot before (a Margaux wine we sold TONS of), the Siran showcases everything we loved about the vintage but at an even lower price. The difference here is the Merlot dominance, but the grace is still there under all that dark fruit. The wine is alive and kicking, plush on the palate, and loaded with drive and panache. It's also less than thirty bucks. I'd say: go for it.

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/5/2016 | Send Email
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The 2015s from Margaux are stunning and perhaps the best region for the vintage. Another great value wine here-a bit old school like me, the Siran has 55% merlot and the black fruit flavors are intense. So sweet on the palate-you want to drink it now, but it has great balance for the cellar.
Drink from 2020 to 2030

Staff Image By: Ralph Sands | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/4/2016 | Send Email
The commune of Margaux was without the a doubt the “Star Commune” in 2015 because damn near every wine we tasted was very good. But if you ask me for the greatest overall wine for the money it is Ch. Siran. We visited owner Edouard Mialhe here a few years ago and have been watching his wine continue to improve; I think his 2015 will be the wine that brings Ch. Siran back to the forefront of the marketplace. The wine has beautiful sweetness in its ripe fruit, good richness and weight, fine mid palate texture and a lovely finish! By far the best wine from Ch. Siran I’ve ever had. This is a marvelous bottle of Margaux at a great price!

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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 Médoc 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.


- 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.


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- 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.