Château Cissac - Haut Médoc

87 points - The Wine Advocate
87 points - The Wine Advocate
Château Cissac - Haut Médoc - 2018 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Château Cissac - Haut Médoc

87 points - The Wine Advocate
87 points - The Wine Advocate
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Medium to deep garnet-purple coloured, the 2018 Cissac gives up savoury notions of dried Provence herbs, charcuterie and Sichuan pepper over a core of red and black currant preserves with a touch of graphite. The medium-bodied palate delivers just enough black fruits with earthy/savoury accents and a chewy texture, finishing with appealing freshness and an herbal lift.
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.
The 2019 Cissac offers up aromas of plums, currants, sweet soil tones and cigar box. Medium to full-bodied, bright and concentrated, it displays fine-grained but assertive tannins, tangy acids and fine length on the finish. More polished than the chewy, frequently austere Cissac wines of yesteryear, it will nevertheless require a bit of patience.
Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
Haut-Médoc
Producer:
Chateau Cissac
Grapes/Blend:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

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Château Cissac

Chateau Cissac

Château Cissac is a renowned wine producer located in the Haut-Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. The estate has a rich history dating back to the 16th century when...

Château Cissac is a renowned wine producer located in the Haut-Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. The estate has a rich history dating back to the 16th century when it was owned by the noble family of de Lamoignon. In the 18th century, the property was acquired by the Cissac family, who gave the estate its current name.

The vineyards of Château Cissac cover an area of 55 hectares and are planted with a blend of grape varieties, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. The estate produces a range of red wines, with the flagship wine being the Château Cissac Haut-Médoc. This wine is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot grapes and is aged in oak barrels for 12 to 18 months.

The style of production at Château Cissac is traditional, with a focus on producing high-quality wines that reflect the terroir of the Haut-Médoc region. The vineyards are managed using sustainable farming practices, with a focus on preserving the natural balance of the ecosystem. The grapes are hand-harvested and sorted to ensure only the best quality fruit is used in the winemaking process.

Château Cissac wines are known for their elegance, complexity, and balance. The wines have a deep ruby color and aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, and cedar. On the palate, the wines are full-bodied with firm tannins and a long, smooth finish. These wines are perfect for pairing with red meat dishes, game, and strong cheeses.

Overall, Château Cissac is a producer of exceptional wines that are highly sought after by wine enthusiasts around the world. The estate's commitment to traditional winemaking techniques and sustainable farming practices has helped to establish it as one of the leading wine producers in the Haut-Médoc region of Bordeaux.

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90...
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation.

The finest (and most expensive) of these are the wines from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The former is focused (at the top level) on Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter pair on on Merlot.

The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines based on Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. These range from dry whites to challenge the best from the Burgundy region (Pessac-Léognan is particularly renowned) to the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
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Haut-Médoc

Haut-Médoc

Haut-Médoc is a wine appellation located in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. The region is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world,...

Haut-Médoc is a wine appellation located in the Médoc region of Bordeaux, France. The region is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, and Haut-Médoc is no exception. The appellation covers a total area of 4,500 hectares, and is home to some of the most prestigious châteaux in Bordeaux.

The history of Haut-Médoc dates back to the 17th century, when Dutch merchants drained the marshy land and planted vineyards. The region was officially recognized as an appellation in 1936, and has since become synonymous with high-quality Bordeaux wines.

The style of production in Haut-Médoc is traditional, with a focus on blending different grape varieties to create complex and balanced wines. The dominant grape variety in the region is Cabernet Sauvignon, which is typically blended with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. The wines are aged in oak barrels for up to 18 months, which adds complexity and depth to the final product.

The soils in Haut-Médoc are diverse, with a mix of gravel, sand, and clay. This diversity allows for a range of different wine styles, from full-bodied and tannic to elegant and refined. The wines from Haut-Médoc are known for their structure, complexity, and aging potential.

Some of the most famous châteaux in Haut-Médoc include Château Margaux, Château Latour, and Château Mouton Rothschild. These wines are highly sought after by collectors and wine enthusiasts around the world, and can command prices in the thousands of pounds per bottle.

In addition to these prestigious châteaux, there are also many smaller producers in Haut-Médoc who are producing high-quality wines at more affordable prices. These wines may not have the same cachet as the top châteaux, but they offer excellent value for money and are a great way to explore the diversity of the region.

Overall, Haut-Médoc is a region that is steeped in history and tradition, and produces some of the finest wines in the world. Whether you are a collector, a connoisseur, or simply a lover of good wine, Haut-Médoc is a region that should not be missed.

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