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Chateau Cissac - Chateau Cissac 2014

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Bordeaux
  • Wine Area: Haut-Medoc
  • Wine Maker: Laurent Saint Pasteur
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
  • Grape Percentage: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2022
Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 15.5 (2014) WS: 86 (2014) JS: 90 (2014) WE: 93 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Medium bodied, fresh, classic, crisp style of a firm, earthy, blackberry wine with some austerity in the finish. Improving and softening with age, developing some rich tertiary flavours expected of a Cabernet dominated blend. Can drink now or within 5 years. Pairs exceptionally well with slow roasted lamb shoulder, game, and is soft enough to work with a hearty mushroom dish. Perfect for the everyday, and special occasions.

Expert Reviews

JancisRobinson.com (2014)15.5 pts

Sept 2016 - Deep crimson. Smells of sweet, small dark wild berries and blueberries - inviting - and a touch of oak sweetness. Tighter and fresher than I expected on the palate. Juicy but firm. Dark and dry. Middle of the road but in balance. (JH)

Wine Spectator (2014)86 pts

Fresh, with a subtle floral backdrop to the core of plum and black cherry fruit. Reveals a light cedar hint on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.

James Suckling (2014)90 pts

Another very good Haut-Médoc with ripe red fruits, some real concentration, moderately dry tannins and crisp acidity. Enjoy now or at any other time during the next few years!

Wine Enthusiast (2014)93 pts

Editor's Choice - Owned by the Vialard family, this is a very fine wine. While it does have strong wood flavors at this young stage, they are going to be there to support the ripe jammy fruit. The wine from this 111-acre estate is generous and is going to age well. Drink from 2022.

Vinification Notes

Vinification in oak vats under temperature control up to a maximum of 28/30°c. The wine is matured 18 months in oak barrels which 30 to 40% are new.