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.
The Chateau lies less than 1km from Ch Petrus!
Vacqueyras Les Christins, Perrin & Fils
A blend of 75% Grenache and 25% Syrah the 2009 Christins has an intensely rich nose of kirsch liqueur, liquorice, garrigue, pepper and spice with brooding dark fruits on the palate and firm rounded tannins - real depth and power but not overdone. Should be delicious young but will equally drink well for 7-8 years.
90-92 Points, Robert Parker: "Speaking of contrasts, the exuberance of the Grenache grape is well-displayed in the Perrin et Fils 2009 Vacqueyras Cristins. A blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, it possesses abundant amounts of kirsch liqueur, licorice, lavender, garrigue, pepper and spice as well as full body and excellent richness. This great value should drink nicely for 7-8 years. "
The Perrin family, one of the great winemaking families of France, are dedicated to quality, preserving top terroirs, and regularly offer the best portfolio of wines in the Southern Rhône, headed by their Châteauneuf du Pape, Château de Beaucastel.