Grapes: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot. Region: France> Bordeaux> Haut-Medoc> Margaux. Notes: 30 year old vines, sustainable farming (no herbicides), manual harvesting, 12 months in French oak (30% new), 2018 vintage wa
Description: The family story started in the middle of the 18th century, when this 17-hectare estate, in the heart of the greatest terroir, was recognized as a quality jewel by wine merchant, Léo Barbier. After it was acquired in 1859 from Jeanne-Adèle, Countess of Toulouse-Lautrec, Leó decided to develop and embellish the property. His two daughters married the brothers Paul and Alexandre Sollberg in 1866. The two sons-in-law went bankrupt between 1883-85 and left in a hurry to live in Argentina. In 1885 the family called upon a nephew, Fréderic Miailhe, son of Elie Miailhe and Lovely Sollberg, to manage Siran with a Sollberg son-in-law, Marcel Mortier. Fréderic Miailhe, a wine broker, fell in love with Chateau Siran and devoted himself to it. So much so that in 1915, he bought back the shares from his Sollberg aunts. It has remained in the family ever since.
The exceptionally long, hot summer dried out the soil and allowed a beautiful concentration of the grapes, which were picked at perfect maturity during a magnificent autumn. 2018, which was full of emotion, produced a great vintage, in line with the 2015 and 2016 vintages.
Food pairings: Duck, roasted game, lamb, steak, stews, etc.