Château d'Issan

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1383 ratings
9.199 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Taylor Hartstein

Lovely wine. Great nose. Very balanced. Capable of aging much much more.

Lovely wine. Great nose. Very balanced. Capable of aging much much more.

1 person found it helpfulDec 7th, 2014
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2007 / very complex smell with cedar leather and liquorice. Good balance and nice acidity. This wine has tension and is very lively. It's proof that a dreamwine not neccesarily needs to be found in the dreamyears only 👍

Vintage 2007 / very complex smell with cedar leather and liquorice. Good balance and nice acidity. This wine has tension and is very lively. It's proof that a dreamwine not neccesarily needs to be found in the dreamyears only 👍

Mar 28th, 2017
Evan Roberts

Wow, stellar 1986, earthy and ripe. Wonderful length and just starting to peak so good

Wow, stellar 1986, earthy and ripe. Wonderful length and just starting to peak so good

Jan 14th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

A very nice surprise both for the vintage and winery.
Surprisingly fresh and alive.

A very nice surprise both for the vintage and winery.
Surprisingly fresh and alive.

Dec 28th, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

Lovely development. Soft on the palate. Has changed with time and has lost the rose petal Margaux element and replaced that with more savory and earthy overtones.

Lovely development. Soft on the palate. Has changed with time and has lost the rose petal Margaux element and replaced that with more savory and earthy overtones.

Nov 28th, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

Beautiful wine showing great development since last tasting.

Beautiful wine showing great development since last tasting.

Nov 6th, 2016
Carlo Mondavi

Owner/Winegrower RAEN Winery, Partner Continuum

9.3

Fresh dark fruit laced with under the horses hoof earth and straw... Lovely wine.

Fresh dark fruit laced with under the horses hoof earth and straw... Lovely wine.

Jul 28th, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.1

Lovely wine. Good balance and nice black fruit.

Lovely wine. Good balance and nice black fruit.

Mar 30th, 2016
Christine Havens

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.

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.

Feb 24th, 2016
James Parker Huston, CWE

Sommelier Charlie Palmer

9.1

Solid effort. Had some tough competition on Christmas.

Solid effort. Had some tough competition on Christmas.

Dec 27th, 2015