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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.
By late, 2017, Paul Goldschmidt retired from the estate and the Artemis group took full control of the property. 3 years later in September 2020, Suravenir Insurance, the owners of Chateau Calon Segur in St. Estephe purchased Chateau Siaurac.
Chateau Siaurac Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking
The large, 46 hectare Chateau Siaurac vineyard is planted to 75% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc and 6% Malbec. The vineyard is in one single block of vines. 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, Chateau Siaurac 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. However, a special bottling with no sulphur was produced in 2018 and perhaps in subsequent vintages as well.
The best vintages of Chateau Siaurac are: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009 and 2005.
When to Drink Chateau Siaurac, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Chateau Siaurac is much better with at least 3-6 years of aging in good vintages. Young vintages can be decanted for 1 hour to 90 minutes. 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 offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 5-15 years of age after the vintage.
Serving 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.
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 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
12 Vintages 46,207 Views Sort by Vintage-Rating
|2020||Château Siaurac (Lalande de Pomerol)|
Showing a deep, rich color, the wine exudes spicy plums, truffle, smoke and herbs on the nose. Medium-bodied, soft and polished on the palate, the finish shows ripe cherry, licorice, earth, powdered cocoa and herbs. 89-91 Pts
1,164 Views Tasted May 20, 2021
|2019||Château Siaurac (Lalande de Pomerol)|
Silky, lush and soft with juicy fruits, energy, freshness and earthy, dark chocolate and plummy palate presence, this is going to be just great with a few years in the cellar. 90-92 Pts
2,618 Views Tasted Jun 8, 2020
|2018||Château Siaurac (Lalande de Pomerol)|
Chocolate mint and ripe plums are in the nose and on the silky soft, medium-bodied, forward palate. Give this just a few years in the cellar for more softness and complexity. 90-92 Pts
1,860 Views Tasted Apr 19, 2019
|2016||Château Siaurac (Lalande de Pomerol)|
Flowers, chocolate mint and a splash of ripe cherries works here. The wine is medium-bodied, with a touch of smoke, espresso and plums in the soft, silky finish. Give this just a few years in the cellar and enjoy it over the next 12-25 years. 91 Points
2,224 Views Tasted Sep 21, 2019
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. 91 Points
3,612 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2017
|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
1,993 Views Tasted Apr 29, 2016
|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
2,079 Views Tasted Apr 24, 2015
|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
3,376 Views Tasted Apr 26, 2014
|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. 86 Points
3,362 Views Tasted May 16, 2015
Medium bodied, slightly rustic on the palate, the wine focuses you on its crisp, sharp red berry character. Drink this young. 86 Points
2,892 Views Tasted May 7, 2015
|2011||Château Siaurac (Lalande de Pomerol)|
Medium bodied, and ready to go, with its forward, soft textured, open, round, dark red berries, licorice and espresso character. This is already delicious, but it is not a wine I'd lay down, hoping to grow old with it. It is already close to peak. 87 Points
2,534 Views Tasted Dec 18, 2017
|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
4,144 Views Tasted Apr 22, 2011
|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. 87 Points
2,792 Views Tasted May 16, 2015
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. 86 Points
4,990 Views Tasted Mar 12, 2012
|2005||Château Siaurac (Lalande de Pomerol)|
Medium bodied, simple, dominated by red berries and earth, this easy going, soft wine requires drinking. 86 Points
6,567 Views Tasted Aug 6, 2013