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Château D Issan Margaux Third Growth 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

93-95 points Robert Parker: Following the lustrous 2000 and 2005, the 2009 is another terrific effort from proprietor Emmanuel Cruse. Tiny yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare, 13.7% natural alcohol, and a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot have resulted in a wine boasting stunning minerality along with notes of flowers, blueberries, and black currants. Full-bodied with silky tannin, a tremendous opulence, and levels of density and richness never before seen at this estate, this brilliant d'Issan should age for three decades or more. (Tasted two times.) (Apr 2010)

Château d'Issan:
Wto estates have dominated the Margaux region throught the centuries: Mothe-Margaux and Mothe-Cantenac, knoen today as Chateau Morgaux and Chateau d'Issan.

Member Reviews for Château D Issan Margaux Third Growth

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Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
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01/03/2011

See Emmanuel Cruse (Château Blason D'Issan ) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#5): www.debramasterofwine.com


External Reviews for Château D Issan Margaux Third Growth

External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 5000ML Jéroboam


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2014

A taut but fresh style with plum skin mesquite and mineral notes running along. There s a solid core of steeped blackberry fruit in reserve and the perfumy finish has latent grip. Best from 2013 through 2023. Wine Spectator.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2014

Bright medium ruby-red. Wild aromas of redcurrant blueberry mocha smoke and game. Very rich and full for Margaux if a bit youthfully monolithic today following its silky entry with black fruit flavors accompanied by medicinal chocolate and menthol elements. Has the stuffing and length to support its big mouthdusting tannins. Offers impressive potential. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
11/12/2013

Tiefrote Farbe mit scharfen Noten von Beeren und Tabakblättern. Weicher, runder Abgang.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/04/2014

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. The d Issan 09 shows very fine precision on the nose although it is not as multifaceted as other wines in the Margaux flight. There are scents of blackberry black olive and a faint maritime influence almost seaweed. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins. This is finely balanced with a touch of white pepper and a sweet liquorice tinged finish. A classy performance. Tasted January 2013. Neal Martins Wine Journal.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

A taut but fresh style, with plum skin, mesquite and mineral notes running along. Theres a solid core of steeped blackberry fruit in reserve, and the perfumy finish has latent grip. Best from 2013 through 2023. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 dIssan 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/25/2012

Bright medium ruby-red. Wild aromas of redcurrant, blueberry, mocha, smoke and game. Very rich and full for Margaux if a bit youthfully monolithic today following its silky entry, with black fruit flavors accompanied by medicinal chocolate and ment... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 dIssan 750ml


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93-95 points Robert Parker: Following the lustrous 2000 and 2005, the 2009 is another terrific effort from proprietor Emmanuel Cruse. Tiny yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare, 13.7% natural alcohol, and a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot have resulted in a wine boasting stunning minerality along with notes of flowers, blueberries, and black currants. Full-bodied with silky tannin, a tremendous opulence, and levels of density and richness never before seen at this estate, this brilliant d'Issan should age for three decades or more. (Tasted two times.) (Apr 2010)

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