Chateau Siran Margaux 1982
7 May 2020
This was not a classified growth coming from the Margaux appellation in Bordeaux, however, if one knew Bordeaux well enough, would not care too much whether the classified growth or not. Straight to the point, most Bordeaux wines can age very well if you know the label, of course one cannot expect mass market supermarket wines to age. Siran is one prime example that showed superb aging capability coming from a much hyped vintage of 1982. I decanted it for 30 mins, was barely scratching the surface of sufficient air for the wine, I would recommend at least 90 mins of decanting to enjoy this wine! Bouquet of very ripe and forward fruits (easily reminded me of a Mouton Rothschild 82 bouquet), very enticing. Content may not have the Margaux style of soft and feminine, however, it possessed a deep and broad fruit, made up of loads of blackcurrant. I boldly claimed this Siran was better than Dauzac (a 5th growth Margaux wine).