Château d'Issan

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1536 ratings
9.1122 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
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Drinking well, but not much upside.

Drinking well, but not much upside.

Aug 5th, 2021
Boris Mathiszik

Nice and balanced Margaux. Third growth grand cru, but somewhat falling flat compared to all the huge 15 vintages. Still a beautiful pairing with our filet mignons at Picasso.

Nice and balanced Margaux. Third growth grand cru, but somewhat falling flat compared to all the huge 15 vintages. Still a beautiful pairing with our filet mignons at Picasso.

Jul 25th, 2021
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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

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

Mar 26th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 64% Cab Sauv and 36% Merlot, aged for 18 months, 50% new oak. Deep Ruby with pronounced aromas of black fruit, cigar box and floral aromas. On the palate blackberry, currant and plum flavors with cacao, tobacco and oak notes. Big fine tannins, a powerhouse that will age well. Long finish, good balance ending with great fruit, savory earthy herbs and toasty cedar notes. Outstanding!

A blend of 64% Cab Sauv and 36% Merlot, aged for 18 months, 50% new oak. Deep Ruby with pronounced aromas of black fruit, cigar box and floral aromas. On the palate blackberry, currant and plum flavors with cacao, tobacco and oak notes. Big fine tannins, a powerhouse that will age well. Long finish, good balance ending with great fruit, savory earthy herbs and toasty cedar notes. Outstanding!

Feb 13th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 65% Cab Sauv and 35% Merlot, aged for 18 months, 50% new oak. Deep Ruby with pronounced aromas of black fruit and floral aromas. On the palate blackberry, currant and plum flavors with cacao and oak notes. Big fine tannins, a powerhouse that will age well. Long finish, good balance ending with great fruit, earthy herbs and cedar notes. Outstanding!

A blend of 65% Cab Sauv and 35% Merlot, aged for 18 months, 50% new oak. Deep Ruby with pronounced aromas of black fruit and floral aromas. On the palate blackberry, currant and plum flavors with cacao and oak notes. Big fine tannins, a powerhouse that will age well. Long finish, good balance ending with great fruit, earthy herbs and cedar notes. Outstanding!

Dec 5th, 2020
Matthew Marcino

Definitely good, says my wife

Definitely good, says my wife

Nov 12th, 2018
Hermes Cuello

Wow wow wow

Wow wow wow

Aug 4th, 2018
Marie Keep

Director of Fine Wines Skinner

8.9

Deeply colored and with promising clarity, a little chocolatey and lilac, cedar, chalky and baked apricot, hoisin sauce, and graham cracker, beautifully savory and plummy, lush and with lifting spice and acidity. Long layered finish.

Deeply colored and with promising clarity, a little chocolatey and lilac, cedar, chalky and baked apricot, hoisin sauce, and graham cracker, beautifully savory and plummy, lush and with lifting spice and acidity. Long layered finish.

May 21st, 2018
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director, Red Lion Inn

9.2

Beautiful

Beautiful

Jan 13th, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

Elegant and balanced

Elegant and balanced

Dec 10th, 2017