SAINT-JACQUES DE SIRAN BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR BY CHÂTEAU SIRAN 2017
Saint-Jacques De Siran Bordeaux Superieur 2017 is a rare find – serious value at under $30 a bottle! It’s that good, and easily one of the best price-to-quality Bordeaux you’ll see.
This sensational Bordeaux comes forth from terroir adjacent to Siran’s Margaux estate, and a long, hands-off upbringing in tight-grained, French oak. The Bordeaux powerhouse of Margaux has been universally crowned as one of the world’s most hallowed terroirs for centuries, and Saint-Jacques De Siran Bordeaux Superieur 2017 is an exceptional find.
It is sourced from small property that is essentially a subdivision of Château Siran, lying right on the fringe of Siran’s Margaux estate. The soil is heavier than at Siran with more clay, producing this bargain of a baby Margaux.
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
“Château Siran in Margaux is one of Bordeaux’s best values. But it’s not a value simply because it’s a good, modestly priced wine. It’s an outstanding modestly priced wine that also ages well and is made with a consistent house style and a sense of terroir, all with a long history of family ownership.”
Wine Spectator, Jan 2020
SAINT-JACQUES DE SIRAN BORDEAUX SUPERIEUR BY CHÂTEAU SIRAN 2017: CHARACTERISITICS
BODY / STYLE / OAK / Full-bodied / warm, spicy, earthy, floral, fruity and mineral / oaked
SWEETNESS / Extra Dry
CELLARING / Drink now or cellar
BEST PAIRINGS / Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Veal roasted
TASTING NOTE / Fresh fruits bring attractive spiciness as well as black-currant acidity to this wine. The structure and tannins balance the fruit.
A LITTLE HISTORY
Chateau Siran has a history in the Medoc that dates back to 1428, making it one of the oldest estates in Margaux. The property took its name from Guilheim de Siran, the first owner of the property. Guilheim de Siran was granted the land due to his strong participation with the local church in the nearby commune of Macau.
Since then, Chateau Siran has been owned by several interesting families over the centuries, including the Toulouse Lautrec family. The owners were the grandparents of the famous French painter.
Chateau Siran has been the property of the Miailhe family since 1858, having purchased the estate from the Lautrec family. Chateau Siran has retained their artistic roots. Similar to what Chateau Mouton Rothschild does in Pauillac each year with their labels, from 1980 to 2005.
If you’re visiting Siran, be sure to ask to see the only wine cellar in Bordeaux built to withstand a nuclear explosion, or the failure of the nuclear plant in Blayais. The bomb shelter, which is really just used as a cellar to store their oldest bottles, was built during the 1980’s.
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