Chateau d'Issan 2010
"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." --Robert Parker*Robert Parker rated: 95 pts.**_Magnum_*
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Wto estates have dominated the Margaux region throught the centuries: Mothe-Margaux and Mothe-Cantenac, knoen today as Chateau Morgaux and Chateau d'Issan.
This wine is the second label of Chateau D'Issan a 3rd growth from Margaux The wine is ruby with some sediments indicating that it hasn't been filtered. On the nose a lot of violets; very floral. eucaliptus, tobacco, blackberry, black plum, raspberry, worcestershire sauce, a beautiful stony minerality and vainilla. On the palate the wine is dry, with a good body, adding some cedar and meaty character to dark fruit, firm tannins coming mainly from the grape. the bright acidity helps to balance the wine and the finish is long with some oaky flavors linguering on the palate and a little saltiness. good example of Margaux with it's finesse and aromatic characteristics.
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61% cabernet sauvignon, 39% merlot. Average age of vines is 35 years planted in deep gravel. Merlot was harvested between Sep 27 and Oct 5. The cabernet was brought in between Oct 5 and 14. The net yields were an amazingly low 22 hl/ha! Aged in 55% n... Alex Lallos. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 d'Issan 6000ml
61% cabernet sauvignon 39% merlot. Average age of vines is 35 years planted in deep gravel. Merlot was harvested between Sep 27 and Oct 5. The cabernet was brought in between Oct 5 and 14. The net yields were an amazingly low 22 hl/ha! Aged in 55% new oak barrels and 45% one-wine old barrels for about 18 months. Alcohol is 13.7%. The beautiful nose displays red currant cherry and loganberry. Complex flavors on the palate feature more darker notes of coffee bittersweet chocolate and Asian spice. Lots of texture and structure here this lush effort retains its freshness throughout. The d Issan is top notch in 2010. Enjoy this beauty over the next 3+ decades. Jacques Boissenot consults. Alex Lallos.
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. Best from 2014 through 2024.
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