The most southern of the crus bourgeois estates in Margaux, the house at Siran is familiar to visitors from its pink exterior. This vintage is powerful, but still manages to exude that Margaux style and poise. There are dense tannins but they don’t overwhelm, leaving fine black fruits to balance the dryness.
After a low period, Siran has come back in 2010 with this solid, tannic, firm and serious wine. There is plenty of blackberry flavor to flesh out the structure, resulting in a wine for medium-term aging.
The 2001 is rich, dense, concentrated, with dusty tannins and solid black fruits. The palate is rich and spicy, with new wood flavors supporting firm, ripe fruit. The wine is still young, with dry fruit tannins and a layer of acidity, and excellent potential.
90-92 Barrel sample. Along with the new wood flavors, the wine has rich fruit, spiced with dried figs, dark berries and a rounded, fruitcake character. There's a good touch of perfume to lift the finish.
This is not as big or as concentrated as many 2000s. But it has elegance and style, along with fine, ripe perfumed fruit and attractive, balancing acidity. Give this wine at least 8 years before drinking.