Siran 2020 (750ML)
Critic Scores, Reviews & Descriptions
95 JS / 92-94 VM / 93 DE / 90-92 WA / 90-92 JD
Chateau Siran features a new artist label for the 2020 vintage, created by French-Chilean painter and sculptor Federica Matta. It marks a return to the estate’s artist labels, a tradition that started in 1980 but was discontinued after 2004.
This is seriously structured with blackcurrants, blueberries and iodine. It’s full yet so tight and focused with serious austerity and focus. Very classy and polished with precision. A terrific Siran. Try after 2026. - James Suckling
The 2020 Siran was picked from September 16 to October 3 with an average yield of 36hl/ha, and matured in a prudent 35% new oak. It has a superb bouquet of vibrant black cherries, blueberry and violet scents on the nose – one that could only come from this appellation. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent but firm tannins, a crisp line of acidity and beautifully integrated oak. This is very cohesive and offers impressive salinity on the finish. Best Siran to date? I think so.
This is powerful and juicy with well balanced, opulent berry fruits - easy to fall in love with. This really is one of the few that has tannins that feel well caressed by the fruits, and the slightly higher than average alcohols gives a flattering feel through the mid palate. Nice job from winemaker Marjolaine Defrance and owner Edouard Miahle (who is now president of AOC Margaux, having succeeded Gonzague Lurton). Tasted twice. 1% Cabernet Franc completes the blend. 35% new oak. Hubert de Boüard consultant oenologist. Harvest September 11 to October 3. - Jane Anson, Decanter
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 Siran features notes of blackcurrant jelly, ripe redcurrants and raspberry leaves, plus suggestions of wild sage, tar and underbrush, with a waft of wild mushrooms. The medium-bodied palate is elegantly styled and refreshing, delivering approachable, soft tannins and plenty of red berry layers, finishing earthy. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate
Loads of blueberries, black raspberries, flowery incense, and violets define the nose of the 2020 Château Siran. It’s nicely concentrated and medium-bodied, with velvety tannins and the straight, focused style of the vintage. Tasted twice. - Jeb Dunnuck