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Chateau d'Issan Impériale 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

95 RPBordeaux Red 3-6 week arrival

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 Chateau d'Issan Impériale

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Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
01/03/2011

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


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
02/28/2010

Tasted again 2/27/10. Still a great margaux!


External Reviews for Chateau d'Issan Impériale

External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
04/01/2008

Chateau d'Issan - Margaux FUTURES


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Displays blackberry and black licorice aromas, with some tar. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Tight and structured. Needs time. Best after 2013.


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

While some octogenarians may argue that 1900 is better, this is the finest dandrsquo;Issan I have ever tasted. The 2005 boasts a deep plum/ruby color as well as a beautiful projected bouquet of flowers, licorice, sweet currants, plums, cherries, and smoke. There is lovely purity in the mouth as well as an etched, precise character, stunning concentration, decent acidity, and an impressive finish that lasts nearly 45 seconds. Anticipated maturity: 2009andndash;2025+.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Along with the 2000, the 2005 is one of the two greatest dandrsquo;Issans I have ever tasted. Kudos to proprietor Emmanuel Cruse for creating this beauty. Its dense purple hue is accompanied by aromas of camphor, forest floor, blackberries, cassis, and a hint of spring flowers. Full-bodied with superb richness, purity, texture, and abundant, sweet tannin, it should hit its stride in 3andndash;4 years, and last for 25+. Bravo!


External Review
08/30/2010

Displays blackberry and black licorice aromas, with some tar. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Tight and structured. Needs time. Best after 2013. 8,580 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 D'Issan 750ml


External Review
01/24/2009

No tasting note given. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 D'Issan 750ml


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95 RPBordeaux Red 3-6 week arrival

Closure: Cork


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