Château Cissac, Haut Médoc, 2010

  Château Cissac

"This wine has always been popular in the English marketplace, but less so in the United States. The 2010 is a classic Bordeaux with hints of cedar wood, red and black fruits, new saddle leather and an attractive, spicy, earthy, character. The acids seem much sweeter than I remember from some of the vintages from 20 years ago, but the wine is round, generously endowed, well-made and medium-bodied. It should drink nicely for at least a decade." (87), Wine Advocate #205, Feb 2013

Contains Sulphites.

About Château 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 resulted in more refined tannins and greater purity of fruit; recent vintages possess a poise and sophistication that is very impressive. The wines have become a firm favourite for both private clients and restaurants.

Appellation: Haut Médoc

The Haut Medoc is a sub region of the Medoc, which covers some 4,643 hectares and incorporates communes such as St Estephe, Pauillac, St Julien and Margaux. Given the size of this appellation, there are a variety of different terroirs including clay, chalk and gravel. Most famous estates within the Haut Medoc defer to their more specific appellations, however, there are five classified growths that belong to the generic Haut Medoc AOC, The most famous being La Lagune and Cantemerle. Jean Gautreau’s Sociando Mallet is another noteworthy Haut Medoc estate.