Neal Martin 91/100
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. There is a Burgundy-like purity on the nose of the Marquis de Terme: perfumed scents of rose petals, bergamot and small dark cherries mingling with cassis. The palate is medium-bodied with a crisp, compact entry. It is very tight and broody but fresh and well defined with a chewy peppery finish. Fine. Tasted January 2013.
38 hectares planted with 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc
Ch Siaurac, Lalande de Pomerol
Very well mannered, excellent balance and lovely integration. Clean texture, super. Sweet and rounded, very attractive mocha flavour. Not overdone. Lovely refined tannins, succulent texture, fine tannins. Delicious. (AB/SM Apr 2010)
Jancis Robinson MW : 15 Robert Parker: 89-91
The Guichard family have owned Ch Siaurac since 1832, and Paul Goldschmidt has been in charge for the past decade. Last year François Pinault, proprietor of Ch Latour purchased a half share and his technical team are now familiarising themselves with the property with a view to further investment.
Ch Siaurac is one of the largest estates in Lalande de Pomerol, which itself is an extension of the Pomerol plateau. There are 40 separate plots of vines extending to 46 hectares incorporating gravels and clays, planted with 72 % Merlot, 22 % Cabernet-Franc and 6 % Malbec.