Chateau D'Issan Margaux GCC 3eme Cru 2010

Product Number: 12-80417

Availability: Sufficient




Grape 61% Cabernet Sauvignon & 39% Merlot
Color red
Sweetness dry
Body full
Tasting Note RP 95/100 A complete, medium to full-bodied, exquisite Margaux from this medieval, moat-encircled, compellingly beautiful estate in the southern Medoc, D’Issan’s 2010 is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The deep, gravelly soils mixed with clay have provided extraordinary aromatics. The yields were ridiculously low (22 hectoliters per hectare) and the wine tips the scaled at 13.7% 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 in 4-5 years or cellared for 25-30. WS 91/100 This red offers a grippy, charcoal-laced feel, cloaked by very fleshy plum, currant and blackberry confiture flavors. The long, tarry spine drives the finish, with extra bay leaf, maduro tobacco and warm stone notes. A touch taut, but should be ready to open soon enough. Best from 2014 through 2024. NM 94/100 the d’Issan 2010 (a blend of 39% Merlot and 61% Cabernet Sauvignon representing 53% of the crop, raised in 55% new oak for 12 months) has an intense bouquet of blackcurrant, a hint of creme de cassis and blueberry. This really captures the essence of Margaux: floral and feminine. The palate is soft and caressing on the entry with light but tensile tannins encasing the mineral-rich black fruit. It is very well balanced, nicely focused with a lingering hint of black pepper on the finish. Harmonious and long, this is a superlative d’Issan from Emmanuel Cruse and his team. Other Critic Score Gilbert & Gaillard : 95 /100 Wine Enthusiast : 95 /100 James Suckling : 94 /100 Decanter : 93 /100 Stephen Tanzer : 91 /100 Jeannie Cho Lee : 90 /100 Jancis Robinson : 16.5 /20
Rating RP:95 WS:91 WE:95
Size 75cl



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