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Chateau Cissac - Chateau Cissac Magnum 2016

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Bordeaux
  • Wine Area: Haut-Medoc
  • Wine Maker: Laurent Saint Pasteur
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
  • Grape Percentage: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot et 5% Petit Verdot.
  • Alcohol Percentage: 11.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 1500
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2022
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 87 (2012) JS: 90 (2010) WE: 90 (2012) NM: 85 (2012)

Wine tasting notes

Medium bodied, fresh, classic, crisp style of a firm, earthy, blackberry wine with some austerity in the finish.

Winery Information

Chateau Cissac

Chateau Cissac is the family home of the Vialard family. This charming estate is situated close to St Estephe and Pauillac and is planted predominantly with Cabernet Sauvignon. Other Medoc varieties: Merlot and Petit Verdot are also planted and are incorporated in the final blend. Laurent Saint Pasteur, the winemaker is passionate and knowledgeable, striking just the right balance between tradition and modernity. The wines always have a Medocain character, but advances in wine-making have.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2012)87 pts

Apr 2015 - Robert parker - Showing more fruit and density than I found in previous vintages, Cissac?s 2012 from proprietor Vialard is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot. Avoiding some of the austerity that this vintage can possess, this wine exhibits good minerality, a dense ruby/purple color, some cassis, and surprising depth and ripeness, Drink it over the next 10+ years.

James Suckling (2010)90 pts

March, 2013. Lots of licorice and violets with some black currant and dark chocolate. Medium-full and juicy on the palate with silky tannins and bright fruit. Precise and lively with a fine texture. A bit linear but will open nicely with time.

Wine Enthusiast (2012)90 pts

This much-improved château is now performing well, as evidenced by this powerful and tannic wine. Showing ripe fruits, sweet tannins and tight acidity, it has weight, great spice from the wood aging and a deliciously juicy aftertaste. Drink from 2017. R.V.(5/1/2014)

Neal Martin (2012)85 pts

Nov 2014 - The 2012 Chateau Cissac has a taut, rather introspective nose with broody black fruit, touches of mint and wilted petals. The palate is medium-bodied with dry tannins, a little tinny in the mouth with a sharp finish. This needs more fruit on the finish - at the moment this is quite severe and metallic, although that might dissipate with time in bottle.

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.