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
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