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Chateau Siaurac History, Overview
Chateau Siaurac has a long family history in the region. In fact, ownership of the property dates all the way back to 1832 for the Guichard family. Chateau Siaurac could win an award for the most beautiful estate in the Lalande de Pomerol appellation, with its stunning chateau and manicured grounds, gardens and parkland, which were designed in 1850.
Chateau Siaurac was most recently managed by Paul Goldschmidt and Aline Goldschmidt. It was their idea to bring in the team of Stephane Derenoncourt as their consultant. Following the departure of Stephane Derenoncourt, they brought in Dr. Alain Raynaud as their consultant. However, that all changed in March, 2014 when the Goldschmidt family sold a large percentage of their holdings to the owner of Chateau Latour, Francois Pinault and the Artemis group.
Chateau Siaurac Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
The large, 36.5 hectare Chateau Siaurac vineyard is planted to 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec. The terroir is gravel and clay soils that comes from 2 adjoining parcels. Although the parcels are contiguous, they each have different terroirs. You have a bit more gravel in the parcel located in Neac and more clay in the vineyard in their other parcel. The vineyard of Chateau Siaurac is planted to a high, vine density of 7,100 vines per hectare. Since 2008, the vineyard has practiced only sustainable farming management. Starting with the 2016 vintage, the estate moved to using only 100% organic and biodynamic farming techniques.
The vinification of Chateau Siaurac takes place in a combination of concrete and stainless steel vats. The wine is aged in 15%, new, French oak barrels for an average of 12 months. There is a second wine, Plaisir de Siaurac, which is usually made from 100% Merlot. The production for Chateau Siaurac is on average close to 18,000 cases of wine per vintage.
Serving and Decanting Chateau Siaurac with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau Siaurac is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Chateau Siaurac is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted braised and grilled dishes. Chateau Siaurac is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms and pasta.
The Goldschmidt family own 2 other estates in partnership with the Artemis group in the Right Bank including; Chateau Le Prieure in St. Emilion and Chateau Vray Croix de Gay in Pomerol. The wine of Vray Croix de Gay has been produced in the cellars of Chateau Siaurac for almost 100 years. However, appellation laws in Pomerol will change that in 2020. From that point forward, only the wine of Chateau Siaurac will be allowed to be made in their cellars.
Château Siaurac Wine Tasting Notes
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2016 Château Siaurac ( Lalande de Pomerol)
A bouquet of flowers, a box of Valrhona, silky tannins and soft, ripe, plummy fruit create a nice character that will only get better with a few years of age. The wine blends 73% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 7% Malbec.
Apr 29, 2017points - Tasted 1126 Views
2015 Château Siaurac ( Lalande de Pomerol)
The best Siaurac ever produced. This wine delivers soft, polished textures, ripe, black raspberries, cocoa, licorice and an earthy component. Having more weight and density than usual, it finishes with sweet, polished black raspberries and dark cocoa. 90 - 92 Pts
Apr 29, 2016points - Tasted 1282 Views
2014 Château Siaurac ( Lalande de Pomerol)
Approachable and medium-bodied, centered on sweet black raspberries with a cherry finish, this wine is drinkable upon release. 87-88 Pts
Apr 24, 2015points - Tasted 1501 Views
2013 Château Siaurac ( Lalande de Pomerol)
With tangy red fruit and citrus, this medium-bodied wine is earthy in the simple finish. 84-86 Pts
Apr 26, 2014points - Tasted 2238 Views
2012 Château Siaurac ( Lalande de Pomerol)
Herbal, earth and cherry tones, the wine is forward, medium bodied and will be best enjoyed on the young side.
May 16, 2015points - Tasted 2189 Views
Medium bodied, slightly rustic on the palate, the wine focuses you on its crisp, sharp red berry character. Drink this young.
May 7, 2015points - Tasted 1753 Views
2010 Château Siaurac ( Lalande de Pomerol)
Siaurac Blending 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, this is a solid, easy drinking plummy wine. 85-87 Pts
Apr 22, 2011points - Tasted 3497 Views
2009 Château Siaurac ( Lalande de Pomerol)
Medium bodied, classically styled wine that is better on the truffle, thyme and black cherry nose, than on the fruity, but slightly rustic palate. This is a wine to drink in its youth.
May 16, 2015points - Tasted 2410 Views
Blending 85% Merlot with 15% Cabernet Sauvignon produced a wine with red and black plums with earthy scents. Medium bodied with a hint of dryness in the light, cherry dominated finish.
Mar 12, 2012points - Tasted 4642 Views
2005 Château Siaurac ( Lalande de Pomerol)
Medium bodied, simple, dominated by red berries and earth, this easy going, soft wine requires drinking.
Aug 6, 2013points - Tasted 4731 Views