Original
61 Ratings
Chateau d'Issan Margaux 3ème Grand Cru Classé

Wine Details

Region

MargauxBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(From 2007 Vintage) Blason d’Issan, our second wine, was introduced from 1995 onwards to enable selection amongst our vines growing in the Margaux appellation area. Fruit from our youngest vines is used to produce this wine, which respects the identity of its terroir, while offering a tasty round fruitiness, which can be enjoyed earlier. Blason d’Issan is also aged in barrels for 14 to 16 months, one third of which are new. Annual production is around 120,000 bottles.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) A touch of herbaceousness and abundant underbrush characteristics kept my score from going higher. Nevertheless, the wine offers an attractive fragrance of herbs, blue and red fruits and loamy soil undertones. Medium-bodied with an angular mouthfeel, it should drink well for a decade or more.

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 90-93 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate