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2010 Château d'Issan

  • 95 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 49135-2010

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    A 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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    'Final blend since Jan 2011.' 55% new oak. Very dark crimson. Heady and perfumed and very Margaux. More subtle on the nose. Very sweet start with good freshness. Tighter and introvert. Needs a long time. The grown-up version of Blason d'Issan. Lovely delicacy. Very fine tannins on the end but with Margaux polish.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Bright medium ruby. Wild, musky aromas of black raspberry, cassis, cedar, smoke, leather, game and bitter chocolate. Dense, chewy and dry, with good peppery lift to the cherry skin and bitter chocolate flavors. Finishes with surprisingly fine-grained tannins and a juicy quality. This dry, classic claret needs time in bottle to gain flesh and sweetness. My sample grew freshness with time in the glass.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    This 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.
    Author: James Molesworth
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  • Collector Data For This Wine

    • 229 bottles owned
    • 34 collectors