Colaris WijnenScore: 8 1/2
The 2017 Siran, a year where this Margaux estate escaped frost damage, has a pleasant, unassuming bouquet with brambly red berry fruit, cedar and light rose petal aromas, quite "transparent" and open. The palate is medium-bodied with a piquant entry. This Siran is a little coarse at the moment but the edges will smooth out over time. This is a pretty Margaux to enjoy over the next decade or two.
This is rather lovely, with excellent aromatics and fine tannins with a feeling of flex and precision. There is no question that the fruit has form and density, with focussed cassis and tobacco notes and some slate. This also lasts well on the palate. The fruit is at the fresher end of the scale, as is true across most wines in 2017, but it's clearly successful. Hubert de Boüard is consultant at this estate, owned by Edouard Miailhe with winemaker Marjolaine DeFrance. There was no frost here, and the season was two weeks ahead of normal. Harvested 19 September to 5 October.
A tight, linear 2017 with compact fruit and seamless tannins that show length and beauty. Medium to full body. Lovely finish.