Château D'issan

Château d'Issan

Blason d'Issan Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

David T

If I put this in a blind red tasting, I’m pretty sure that many would not call Bordeaux. Rarely do I call perfectly ripe fruit. This 05 fruit is perfectly ripe. I would say this 05 is at its peak it is so good but it truly isn’t. This D’Issan has 12-15 years left of good drinking with a 5 year slide after. 2005 Bordeaux’s are drinking exceptionally as it was perceived when they were birthed. Three hour decant.

The wine glides effortlessly & beautifully over the palate. It is delicious. Ripe, floral, not quite candied fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, dark cherry kirsch, black plum, strawberries & blue fruits. Mid berry cola/licorice, black tea, softened lead pencil, dry crushed rocks, dry river stone, limestone, mostly fresh tobacco, firecracker, flinty spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, just moist, dark turned earth, drying clay, volcanic stones & ash, loaminess, dry to slightly fresh mixed herbs, sandstone, sandalwood, some black pepper, red, purple, dark, blue florals framed in violets, Hawaii waterfall acidity with a well polished, balanced, nicely tensioned & structured finish that lasts minutes. Wire to wire outstanding.

It is interesting reading the multiple RP reviews after my notes…from 90-92 young by Neil Martin to his 94 later & then Parker himself in 2015 a 96. Not surprising that time in bottle is constant evolution and worth the wait in proper storage. @D&SLounge
— 3 months ago

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Château de Candale

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

Not the best vintage for the left bank, but this wine was very well balanced with refined tannins....lovely earthly and rich dark plum and black fruit notes. A very enjoyable Haut-Medoc wine from Château D'Issan. — 5 years ago

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Château d'Issan

The Wine Society Exhibition Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Another fantastic special from The Wine Society. Went very well with sirloin steak cooked on the BBQ. — 7 years ago

Michele Walker
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Château d'Issan

Margaux Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot Blend 2004

Vintage 2004 | Classic | family bbq — 3 months ago

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Le Haut-Médoc d'Issan

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Very good price to quality ratio for a Bordeaux. Reserved fruit, some earth, opened up nicely. — 4 years ago

Shawn, Neil and 8 others liked this

Château d`issan

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Beautiful wine! 2009 Margaux from Château D'Issan ...even more enjoyable knowing that we have actually visited and toured the 15th century Châ of the few actually surrounded by a moat!

Will post tasting notes soon, but this bottle opened up beautifully. 😀🍷🇫🇷
— 5 years ago

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Stephen, "Odedi" and 8 others liked this

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Great vintage too
Stephen Pierron

Stephen Pierron

2009 was a phenomenal vintage indeed @"Odedi" !

Château Margaux

Premier Grand Cru Classé Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1985

If the d'Issan was a treat this was...Utterly delicious, and from a larger format would've been sublime I have no doubt — 8 years ago

Moulin D'Issan

Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Andrew Holod

Some might dislike the rather fruit forward style of this wine. I like it. I also like the darkly pitched fruit notes underlain with a lively sappiness. I think this will age well. — 8 months ago

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Château d'Issan

Le Haut-Médoc D'Issan Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Very earthy with a taste of berries definitely let this one breathe and you won’t be disappointed! — 5 years ago

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The man the myth the legend @Dom Malerba. Well@done Dom
Dom Malerba

Dom Malerba

You’re the real legend my good friend! @Ted

Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2004

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. — 6 years ago

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