Tarragon, orange zest, bourbon, off-dry. Fluttering acidity — 4 days ago
If the d'Issan was a treat this was...Utterly delicious, and from a larger format would've been sublime I have no doubt — 7 years ago
I was studying differences between new world and old worlds wine and tasting this wine made everything easier. Its color was a lot lighter than most new world wines. Very nice ruby red color. On the nose it had a lot of fresh strawberry and licorice but not a lot of oak, yet it had some lactic notes. On the palate you can feel quite some astringency from cabernet sauvignon, yet it is light and satisfying. Definitely worth a glass. — 3 years ago
Beautiful wine! 2009 Margaux from Château D'Issan ...even more enjoyable knowing that we have actually visited and toured the 15th century Château....one of the few actually surrounded by a moat!
Will post tasting notes soon, but this bottle opened up beautifully. 😀🍷🇫🇷 — 4 years ago
Garagiste selection. $16.81. Tremendous value. Excellent Merlot-based Bordeaux. — 7 years ago
Much brighter than the 2009 chateau d'issan that we had. Good amount of fruit but not a fruit bomb. Good, tasty. More complexities than the Dissan. That one is much more dark. — 5 years ago
One of the oldest winemaking properties in the Medoc, d'Issan has been turning out wine since the late 1,400s. But never mind that, '96 was a great vintage for the Left Bank, and this bottle seems to validate that fact. The nose is charming, with aromas of black currant, cassis, anise and lavender sachet. Nicely delineated on the palate, it comes across as cool and elegant with firm tannins studded with graphite, minerals, blackberries, dried herbs and that signature Margaux floral note right at the close. — 6 years ago