Château Cissac, Haut Médoc, 2015

  Château Cissac

Cissac is always a good honest Haut Medoc. The 2015 offers Cissac’s core values plus an extra sprinkling of class. The bouquet is floral and dainty with notes of cherry blossom, loganberry, plums, cloves and incense. On the palate there are waves of soft, creamy, spiced plums and thimbleberries. Texturally, this is really quite opulent, with a solid mid-palate of decadent purple fruit, neat tannins and a refreshing saline finish.

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.