Château d'Issan - Margaux

95 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
Château d'Issan - Margaux - 2016 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Château d'Issan - Margaux

95 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
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The 2016 D'Issan is blended of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot, aged in 50% new and 50% one-year-old French oak for 18 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it has vibrant black cherries and blackcurrants notes with chocolate mint, beef drippings, black olives and cigar box. Medium-bodied with a well-sustained, intensely flavored mid-palate, it has a rock-solid, grainy frame and long savory finish.
A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot aged in 50% new and 50% one-year-old barrels for 18 months, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 D'Issan simply sings with a beautiful perfume of wilted flowers, rose hip tea and mincemeat with a core of cherry preserves and blackberry tart plus a hint of underbrush. Medium-bodied, fine, fresh and elegant, it's very soft and silky in the mouth with a long finish.
A strong effort from proprietor Emmanuel Cruse, d’Issan’s 2009 was fashioned from minuscule yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare, and its 13.7% natural alcohol set a record at this estate. Composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot, it exhibits a classic Margaux fragrance of acacia flowers/violets, blueberries, cassis, licorice and camphor. Opulent and full-bodied with silky tannins as well as a rich, dense style, it will be interesting to compare the 2009 with the brilliant 2000 and 2005 over the next two to three decades.
Type:
Red
Country:
France
Region:
Bordeaux
Appellation:
Margaux
Producer:
Château D'Issan
Grapes/Blend:
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Pairing Sugesstions:
Lamb, Beef, Venison, Duck, Game Birds, Charcuterie and Cured Meats

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Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90...
Bordeaux, in the southwest of France, needs little introduction as one of the world's most famous, prestigious and prolific wine regions. The majority of Bordeaux wines (nearly 90 percent of production volume) are the dry, medium- and full-bodied red Bordeaux Blends that established its reputation.

The finest (and most expensive) of these are the wines from the great châteaux of the Haut-Médoc and the Right Bank appellations Saint-Émilion and Pomerol. The former is focused (at the top level) on Cabernet Sauvignon, the latter pair on on Merlot.

The legendary reds are complemented by high-quality white wines based on Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. These range from dry whites to challenge the best from the Burgundy region (Pessac-Léognan is particularly renowned) to the sweet, botrytized nectars of Sauternes.
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Margaux

Margaux

Margaux is a wine appellation located in the Bordeaux region of France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with a...

Margaux is a wine appellation located in the Bordeaux region of France. It is known for producing some of the finest red wines in the world, with a history dating back to the 12th century.

The style of production in Margaux is traditional, with a focus on producing wines that are elegant, refined, and complex. The grapes grown in this region are primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, with Cabernet Sauvignon being the dominant grape variety.

The wines produced in Margaux are typically medium to full-bodied, with a deep ruby color and aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, and cedar. They are known for their silky tannins, balanced acidity, and long, complex finish. The best wines from Margaux can age for decades, developing even more complexity and depth over time.

One of the most famous estates in Margaux is Château Margaux, which has been producing wine since the 16th century. Their wines are known for their elegance, finesse, and balance, with a focus on expressing the unique terroir of the Margaux appellation.

Another notable estate in Margaux is Château Palmer, which produces wines that are rich, powerful, and complex. Their wines are a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, with a focus on expressing the unique characteristics of each grape variety.

Overall, Margaux is a wine appellation that is steeped in history and tradition, with a focus on producing wines that are elegant, refined, and complex. The wines from this region are some of the finest in the world, and are highly sought after by wine enthusiasts and collectors alike.

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