2008 vintage. Bernaleau family (also owners of Haut-Médoc Château de Braude and Moulis Château Galland). Situated in Arsac between Château du Tertre and Château d'Arsac. Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (around 70%) with Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Great effort in a difficult vintage. Dark red with orangy rim. Cassis, flowers and cedar wood. Textbook elegant Margaux. Drinking beautifully without the harsh tannin that characterises many 2008s. Lovely and nice value. — 4 days ago
Perfect drinking window. Beautiful ripe dark fruit on the nose and palate. Nicely balanced and incredibly smooth tannins (Margaux). This is by no means a Palmer or CM, but it’s very very good for what it is, the vintage, and the price. — a day ago
The 2011 Chateau d’Issan is a glowing wine from what was a challenging vintage in Bordeaux. On the nose this takes on more fresh herbs with red bell pepper, anise and shades of wet asphalt. The palate is fresh and vibrant with great acidity. Medium-bodied with great finesse, this doesn’t have the weight of the 2010 but has some really nice aging potential. Drink 2021-2038- 91 — 25 days ago
Dark ruby in color with a reddish/ brick rim.
Nice nose of blueberries, black currants, black cherries, wood, vanilla, chocolates, dark coffee, spices, pencil lead, tobacco and black pepper.
Full-bodied and smooth with medium acidity and nice legs.
Dry on the palate with currants, plums, cooked cherries, blueberries, wood, earth, licorice, spices, coffee, cola, pencil lead, peppercorn, leather and herbs.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This 12 year old red Bordeaux is drinking very nicely now. Nicely balanced and fruit forward, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. I really liked the nose, and kept smelling on it for a while.
This Fifth Growth Bordeaux from the great 2009 vintage, is drinking very nicely all by itself. Will continue to age nicely in the next 20 years.
Needed a few hours of airtime, I gave it 3 hours. Delicious once it opens up, so please be patient.
Robert Parker 92 points. Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.
Tasty, rich and flavorful, and good with food too. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.
A blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot.
13% alcohol by volume.
$90. — 21 days ago
After 8h in the carafe this is very complete - black currants & cassis with a touch of pencil shavings & eucalyptus. Very fresh & enticing.
Round & savoury on the palate with the tannins fully mellowed and the wine very harmonious & elegant. Not very powerful - somehow this proves the more ‘feminine’ Margaux stereotype.
This is drinking beautifully right now. — 10 days ago
Blend of 67% Cab Sauv and 33% Merlot, bigger Cab% in ‘17. Deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, oak and spice. On the palate flavors of fresh blackberry, plum and currants with licorice and cigar box spice adding some cedar and slight floral notes. Fine ripe tannins, long finish ending with layers of fruit, cedar and spice. A joy to drink. Opening now but will last another decade+. Nice! — 22 days ago
Выпито 01.04.2021 с О. Руммо в ресторане Имена. Это великое Бордо из Марго 2-е cru 1996 года я купил в Москве в 2004 году за 82$. С тех пор оно 17 лет пролежало в моих закромах в подвале в Пильнице. Паркер говорит о том что пик зрелости приходится на 2014 год. Очень мягкое , по- прежнему развивающееся Вино очень достойного качества. Мое. — 19 days ago