58 Ratings
Chateau d'Issan Margaux 3ème Grand Cru Classé

Wine Details



Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage) A wonderful success of the vintage, the 2008 exhibits a dark plum Issan / garnet / purple color as well as abundant aromas of flowers, Asian spices, jammy plums and black currants.

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
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  • Decanter
    Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Attractive nose, elegant ripe fruit with good use of oak. Fine tannin with black fruit flavours, long and complex. Drink 5 years.
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/02.
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate.