Chateau D'Issan Margaux Troisieme Cru – 2014

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Chateau D'Issan




Bordeaux Blend Red



Chateau D'Issan


Chateau D'Issan






Troisieme Cru

Cuvee Bottling


WO score


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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2020-2040

The 2014 D'Issan has a crisp, pure bouquet, quite tight and reticent like the 2014 Marquis d'Alesme Becker, eventually offering blackberry, soy and cedar scents, almost Saint Julien in style. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of herbaceousness on the entry, but there is plenty of fruit behind it. I like the classic style of this d'Issan, the pepperiness of the Cabernet driving the structured and quite masculine (for Margaux) finish. This is beginning to show the class that I thought it would and it may merit a higher score in the future.

Tasted: 02/01/2017
Drink: 2017-2026
Author: Antonio Galloni

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Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2015
Drink: 2020-2040

The Château d'Issan 2014 is a blend of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon and 23% Merlot picked between 25 September and 15 October and matured in 50% new oak. It has a very precise, quite minerally bouquet that has that tradamark violet touch that pins down the appéllation. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins and good acidity; appreciable depth with chewy black tarry fruit...

...towards the finish. This is a guttsier d'Issan that will probably be one of the longer lasting Margaux crus of the vintage. I've been smitten by recent vintages from this glorious Margaux estate, but I detected just a mote of greenness on a couple of samples that I hope will vanish by the time of bottling. If it does then it will merit a higher score. Tasted three times.
Tasted: 24/04/2017
Drink: 2022-2035

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Chateau d’Issan
Estate Information
Area under vines: 53 hectares
Production: 100 000 bottles per year
Soils: Sandy gravelly
Average age of the vineyards 35 years
Ageing: 50% new oak barrels for 16 to 18 months
Planting density : 8 500 foots per hectares
Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 65%
  • Merlot 35%

Wines from this château:

  • Blason d’issas (Margaux)
  • Haut Medoc d'Issan
  • Moulin d'Issan (Bordeaux Supérieur)

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Chateau D'Issan


Château d'Issan, Cantenac, Gironde, France

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Château d'Issan, Cantenac, Gironde, France
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