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

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Wine Description

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

(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.

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    Spring flowers, blueberries and black raspberries on the nose. Can be cellared 25-30 yrs but at least till 2018-19. 60% CS, 40% Merlot.

    over 2 years
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    about 3 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2006 Vintage) Rating: 90-93 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate