Chateau d'Issan Margaux 2010

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$89.99

SKU 1564342807

750ml

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2010 looks to be as concentrated as the 2009 but with greater richness, aromatic freshness and vivacity. The complexity of the phenolic compounds makes the overall impression on the palate very smooth.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Brand Chateau d'Issan
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateA complete, medium to full-bodied, exquisite Margaux from this medieval, moat-encircled, compellingly beautiful estate in the southern Medoc, D'Issan's 2010 is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The deep, gravelly soils mixed with clay have provided extraordinary aromatics. The yields were ridiculously low (22 hectoliters per hectare) and the wine tips the scaled at 13.7% natural alcohol. Production was small after the selection for the grand vin, and the result is a dense, purple-colored wine with beautiful aromatics of spring flowers, blueberries and black raspberries as well as hints of cassis, tar and charcoal. The wine is gorgeously pure, well-balanced, and soft enough to be approached in 4-5 years or cellared for 25-30.

Robert Parker, February 2013
  • we94-96

Wine EnthusiastA very structured wine, retaining great acidity and freshness. The tannins cut right to the heart of the wine. The aftertaste is solid and chunky. Barrel Sample

Roger Voss, June 25, 2011
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorThis red offers a grippy, charcoal-laced feel, cloaked by very fleshy plum, currant and blackberry confiture flavors. The long, tarry spine drives the finish, with extra bay leaf, maduro tobacco and warm stone notes. A touch taut, but should be ready to open soon enough. Best from 2014 through 2024.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013