Château Citran

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend

8.8199 ratings
8.618 pro ratings
Haut-Médoc, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
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8.8

The 1918 Citran came from a bottle recorked in 2003, one of those left-field ancient wines that throws a curveball not just by defying but ridiculing your expectations. At a century old, it looks around one-third of its age with just a thin tawny rim. The bouquet is light with remnants of dusky red fruit, tomato vine and as it responds to aeration, a touch of beetroot just. The palate is medium-bodied, balanced and remarkably fresh. Sure, it fades after 10 to 15 minutes but for a brief window it entranced. To think that it was made most likely by the women remaining at the vineyard at the end of the First World War. Tasted blind at Domaine de Chevalier. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

The 1918 Citran came from a bottle recorked in 2003, one of those left-field ancient wines that throws a curveball not just by defying but ridiculing your expectations. At a century old, it looks around one-third of its age with just a thin tawny rim. The bouquet is light with remnants of dusky red fruit, tomato vine and as it responds to aeration, a touch of beetroot just. The palate is medium-bodied, balanced and remarkably fresh. Sure, it fades after 10 to 15 minutes but for a brief window it entranced. To think that it was made most likely by the women remaining at the vineyard at the end of the First World War. Tasted blind at Domaine de Chevalier. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

May 24th, 2018
Tracy Hall

Decanted. Nice Bordeaux nose. Tannins are there making me think this will be nice in another 10 years. 50% Cabernet 50% Merlot. SS

Decanted. Nice Bordeaux nose. Tannins are there making me think this will be nice in another 10 years. 50% Cabernet 50% Merlot. SS

Jul 28th, 2017
Perry Riddle

She dying a slow death.

She dying a slow death.

Jul 24th, 2017
Denis Roudenko

Сухо, ягодно, просто. 15.5/20 (88/100)

Сухо, ягодно, просто. 15.5/20 (88/100)

1 person found it helpfulOct 21st, 2014
Ibsen Santos

Green, young young guy... But it will develop into a fantastic bottle

Green, young young guy... But it will develop into a fantastic bottle

1 person found it helpfulOct 18th, 2014
Patrick Arres

Great second wine after les fiefs lagrange, great on savoie cheese, recommended!

Great second wine after les fiefs lagrange, great on savoie cheese, recommended!

1 person found it helpfulAug 17th, 2014
Jay Kline

This is a pleasant surprise, actually.

This is a pleasant surprise, actually.

May 31st, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.7

Fruits ripe. Blackberry, plum, little woody, leather, dry black earth. Not too bad for an everyday casual wine.

Fruits ripe. Blackberry, plum, little woody, leather, dry black earth. Not too bad for an everyday casual wine.

Sep 23rd, 2015
Pierpaolo Petrassi MW

Master of Wine; Head of Beer, Wine & Spirits Waitrose

8.7

Citran is one of the best Crus Borgeois and this 2002 showed beautifully with balance & nice richness.

Citran is one of the best Crus Borgeois and this 2002 showed beautifully with balance & nice richness.

Jun 23rd, 2015
Scott Manlin

Don't know a thing about it, but it didn't suck.

Don't know a thing about it, but it didn't suck.

Oct 1st, 2014