One of the best all-time values in the Medoc, the 2019 vintage of Chateau Cissac is classic Left Bank Bordeaux. In the hands of the Vialard family for five generations, and classified Cru Bourgeois Supérieur in 2003, Chateau Cissac was one of the most popular wines of Europe during the 20th century. Completely modernized, the recent vintages are amazing for a Medoc Bordeaux that sells for under $20. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot from 35+ year old vines near Saint-Estephe and Pauillac, just a few kilometers west of Pontet-Canet, Lafite, and Cos d’Estournel, it shares terroir with the most pedigreed houses of Bordeaux. Capable of cellaring for 10-15 years, if you are going to drink Cissac young, make sure to give a 1-2 hour decant.
"This is a refined wine, elegantly structured and already showing a fine equilibrium between fruit and tannins. Its wood aging is also beginning to smooth the fruit's vibrancy. It has great promise and long-term aging." The Wine Enthusiast, 94 Points