Chateau Siran 2016 : a delicious wine
Harvested between the 26th of September and 20th of October, the grapes of this Margaux display glamour and deliciousness. The Chateau Siran 2016 is a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. Here we have what is undoubtedly one of Siran's most beautiful wines ever vinified.
The nose is vibrant with fresh, intense and crisp fruits. This is a burst of fruit, with a superb nose of intense crushed raspberry, with accents of black cherry and fresh licorice. With its frank and precise attack, the palate of the Chateau Siran 2016 gives way to a tannic structure of great finesse, elegant, creamy, juicy and very fruity in its retro-olfaction. The wine is long and delicious with great precision. What a success!
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Siran is a blend of 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc picked from 26 September until 20 October. The alcohol level is 13.9% with a pH of 3.61. The nose, for want of a better word, is very charming. No, not powerful nor is it flamboyant, yet the aromas are nicely focused and it has a disarming sense of purity: blackberry, bilberry and just a very faint hint of liquorice. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, good grip in the mouth and fine purity. This is a strong follow-up to the 2015 Siran and tasting the two side by side, this is one of the very few occasions in the appellation where I think it might surpass it. Edouard Miailhe has radically improved Siran in recent years (see last year's report) and this is certainly one to watch.