AOC Bordeaux Red
The product of a classic vintage, Sirius 2016 is a sustained garnet red with ruby and dark purple tints. Powerful from first sniff, it opens out to display a rich palate of red fruits, vanilla and spice with toasty notes. The meaty, beautifully round attack gives way to a superbly textured palate followed by an aftertaste which is just begging to unfold. The ripe tannins afford delicious balance and fine length without astringency to this blend. Drinking well from 2019, but can be laid down for several years. Without a doubt one of the flagship wines of the appellation.
It will be enjoyed wonderfully from 2019 and offers a potential for aging for several years.
MEDALS & AWARDS
Gold medal - Concours Général Agricole - Paris 2018
Gold medal - Challenge International du Vin - Bourg et Blaye 2018
Gold medal - Concours Mondial des Féminalise 2018
1* - Guide Hachette 2019
Bronze medal - Concours de Bordeaux 2018
Bronze medal - Concours des Grands Vins de France - Mâcon 2018
Bronze medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2020
True to previous vintages, Sirius 2018 is superbly coloured; a brooding crimson with dark purple tints heralds in the richness which awaits the taster. The expressive bouquet of black fruits, blackcurrant and black cherry, imparts astonishing complexity which evolves towards elegant toasty notes and vanilla aromas - the fruit of superb wine craftsmanship. On the palate, finely balanced tannins are wrapped in smooth, creamy extract, offering immediate pleasure and a succulence that goes on and on. A fresh, fruity back-of-palate signs off this great Bordeaux with a flourish.
It will be enjoyed wonderfully from 2020 and offers a potential for aging for several years.