The Wine Independent 93
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2020 Siran swans out with gregarious notions of black and red cherries, black raspberries, and mulberries, plus touches of dried lavender, unsmoked cigars, and juniper. The medium-bodied palate is alluringly plush and refreshing, with bags of perfumed red and black fruit and a soft-spoken yet lingering finish. While irresistible to drink now, this impressive beauty should age wonderfully (Siran usually does), so don’t be afraid to hide away a few bottles for 25 years+.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2050
Jane Anson 93
Showing the serious face of 2020, as you find across Margaux. Good quality, firm tannins, chewy and confident, sombre dark fruits, clear ageing potential, high eucalpyptus and mint character, liqourice root, pomegrante, cassis and blueberry. 35% new oak. Hubert de Boüard consultant oenologist. Harvest September 11 to October 3.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2036
The 2020 Siran is bold, racy and so expressive. Inky dark fruit, lavender, blueberry jam, spice, new leather, sweet oak and licorice. This sumptuous, racy Margaux possesses terrific depth and pliancy, all in a succulent style that likely won’t require more than a few years in bottle. There is plenty to look forward to. Tasted two times.
Anticipated maturity: 2030-2045
Full bottle 1,324 g. Cask sample taken 6 April. 47% Merlot, 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc. 35% new oak. Inky dark core with purple-crimson rim. Ripe dark fruit, blackberry as much as cassis, plus the fragrant lift of the Petit Verdot. A hint of new oak but not overdone. More savoury on the palate than I expected, with fresh cassis flavours to the fore. Lively, harmonious. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2038