|Subregion||France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Margaux|
This 25 hectare property in Margaux is owned by the Miailhe family who used to own Pichon Lalande and a part of Château Palmer. Vineyard plantings are split evenly between Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with smaller a smaller proportion of Petit Verdot and a little Cabernet Franc also planted. The vines average 30 years of age with some going back to the 1920s. The quality has improved enormously recently and the 2015 was very highly praised (quite rightly) by the critics. The consultant is Hubert de Bouard of Angélus.
The 2022 is 53% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Petit Verdot
The 2022 Siran is a real success, bursting with aromas of sweet berries, cassis, licorice and pencil shavings, followed by a medium to full-bodied, supple and fleshy palate. This charming, succulent Margaux is sure to be one of the commune's better value propositions.
The 2022 Siran was picked 13 to 30 September at 36hL/ha, matured in 35% new oak for a planned 12 months. It takes a little time cohering in the glass, a mixture of red and black fruit intermingling with cedar and pressed flowers. It is comparatively understated for the vintage, but that's a facet that I like and it delivers real freshness. The palate is medium-bodied and very harmonious, with finely-knit tannins, and a pleasant spiciness that unfolds with aeration (black pepper and clove). There's a build in the mouth allied with sapidity that urges you back for another sip. Siran has been on an upswing under Edouard Miailhe in recent vintages. The swing continues. 2029-2060
Ripe and fleshy aromatics of plum jam and blackberry coulis here. Very slick on entry but tightening with some firm tannins on the finish, this is a glossy and slighlty extraced, ripe style in 2022. Polished and toasty with a fleshy fruit core that expands on the finish.
Attractive berry fruit here with spices and orange peel undertones. Medium- to full-bodied, toned and steady with compact tannin structure. Deep. Long finish with stony minerality. Most structured yet fine Siran I have tasted for a long time.
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2022 Siran rolls out with expressive notes of blackcurrant cordial, preserved plums, and stewed black cherries, followed by suggestions of sauteed herbs and forest floor. The medium to full-bodied palate is concentrated and intense, with approachable, rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with an herbal lift.
A brilliant quality Siran, full of depth and grip, slate-textured tannins to provide contrast to the ripe black fruits, and help draw out of the nuance in the rich flavours. Has juice and pleasure, and is an enjoyable and quietly confident wine in a year where excess was the easier route. Ageing in 35% new French oak barrels. One to look out for, from the Miaihle family.
53% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Petit Verdot. Cask sample.
Very dark crimson. Polished, mild nose with lots of mulberry fruit and some Margaux silkiness. Fine tannin and quite a bit of apparent acidity on the finish. Not flashy but nicely balanced. On the basis of past history, I’d expect this to last quite a while. 14%
Drink 2028– 2045