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Chateau Siran Margaux 2011

Member Review by duncan 906:

I bought this bottle of wine during my trip to Bordeaux back in May. Chateau Siran was the first chateau we were taken to on our tour of the vineyards of Bordeaux.We got to taste all of their wines and the Grande wine Chateau Siran was easily the best of the bunch so I bought myself a bottle.Margaux is an appellation created in 1938,although there has been viticulture here since the Romans,for red wines from 5 communes around the village of that name on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular about 15 miles north of the City of Bordeaux.It is the largest appellation on the Medoc peninsular and the home of 21 Cru Classe in the 1855 classification although Chateau Siran is not one of them as the owners at the time decided not to submit it. The 2011 vintage consists of 52% merlot,36% cabernet sauvignon,11% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc and spent 12 months in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast pork.It is fairly full-bodied with plenty of a fresh blackcurrant,plum and blueberry style fruit and soft and smooth tannins. There is a hint of licorice and smoke on the finish. In short,this is a lovely wine that went well with the pork..

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Chateau Siran [Labarde FR]:
The property is named after a Guilhem de Siran who lived in the 15th century and records show it was producing wine in the 17th century. It was once owned by the Count and Countess Toulouse-Lautrec [great-grandparents of the famous painter] who took the decision not to submit the property for the famous 1855 classification of Medoc wine estates although it would almost certainly have been ran... Read more
The property is named after a Guilhem de Siran who lived in the 15th century and records show it was producing wine in the 17th century. It was once owned by the Count and Countess Toulouse-Lautrec [great-grandparents of the famous painter] who took the decision not to submit the property for the famous 1855 classification of Medoc wine estates although it would almost certainly have been ranked as a classed growth.In 1859 the Count and Countess sold up to a  Leo Barbier whose descendants in the Mailhe family still own and run it today.There are 36 hectares under vine in total although only 25 are in the Margaux appellation. Two Margaux wines are produced, the Grande wine 'Chateau Siran ' and a second wine made from the younger grapes called 'S de Siran 'There is a Haut-Medoc wine called 'Bel-Air de Siran  and a Bordeaux Superieur called 'Saint Jacques de Siran. Denis Dubourdieu has been a consultant since 2004.Chateau Siran's other claim to fame is that one of the wine cellars was originally designed and built as a nuclear bunker Read less

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Snooth User: duncan 906
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09/14/2017

I bought this bottle of wine during my trip to Bordeaux back in May. Chateau Siran was the first chateau we were taken to on our tour of the vineyards of Bordeaux.We got to taste all of their wines and the Grande wine Chateau Siran was easily the best of the bunch so I bought myself a bottle.Margaux is an appellation created in 1938,although there has been viticulture here since the Romans,for red wines from 5 communes around the village of that name on the eastern side of the Medoc peninsular about 15 miles north of the City of Bordeaux.It is the largest appellation on the Medoc peninsular and the home of 21 Cru Classe in the 1855 classification although Chateau Siran is not one of them as the owners at the time decided not to submit it. The 2011 vintage consists of 52% merlot,36% cabernet sauvignon,11% petit verdot and 1% cabernet franc and spent 12 months in oak barrels.I started my bottle last night with my supper of roast pork.It is fairly full-bodied with plenty of a fresh blackcurrant,plum and blueberry style fruit and soft and smooth tannins. There is a hint of licorice and smoke on the finish. In short,this is a lovely wine that went well with the pork..




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