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

Wine Details

Region

MargauxBordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(From 2010 Vintage) The deep, gravelly soils mixed with clay have provided extraordinary aromatics. The yields were ridiculously low and the wine tips the scaled at 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.

Winemaker's Notes

"A suave, aristocratic, classic built on delicacy and finesse as opposed to power and blockbuster fruit, the 2000 requires introspection, but what one finds is extremely rewarding. This graceful, symm...

Expert Reviews
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  • Decanter
    Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fine, classic, slightly 'burnt' bouquet, good ripe fruit, lovely concentration and florality. Good oak, very elegant, shows Margaux finesse. Lovely. Drink 2009-20.
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (91-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 135 on Jun-01
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/03.