Chateau d'Issan Margaux 2016 - SPIRITED Wines
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Chateau d'Issan Margaux 2016
SKU: 54506

Chateau d'Issan Margaux 2016

  • we94-96
  • wa94+
  • ws88-91

750ml
$85.00

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Château d'Issan is a Third Growth of the 1855 Imperial Classification. The wine is made from the old vines in the Château d'Issan enclosure in the middle of the Margaux appellation. The soil here is mainly made up of surface gravel on top of a clay subsoil, which contributes to optimal ripeness and freshness in our two grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Château d'Issan expresses the exquisite bouquet so characteristic of Margaux, and stands out with its suppleness, subtlety, elegance and long keeping potential that come from its unique terroir. Château d'Issan is aged in barrels for 16 to 18 months, half of which are new. 2016 is a vintage with outstanding balance.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we94-96

Barrel Sample. This wine has an austere structure, with firm tannins. The fruit comes through slowly, revealing an attractive black-currant flavor and ample acidity. This will be a very fine wine with time; try after 2029.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2017
Wine Advocate
  • wa94+

The 2016 D'Issan is blended of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot, aged in 50% new and 50% one-year-old French oak for 18 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it has vibrant black cherries and blackcurrants notes with chocolate mint, beef drippings, black olives and cigar box. Medium-bodied with a well-sustained, intensely flavored mid-palate, it has a rock-solid, grainy frame and long savory finish. 10,500 cases produced.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, November 30, 2018
Wine Spectator
  • ws88-91

Light pepper and savory hints lead off in this bouncy, juicy version, with bright cassis and bitter cherry fruit forming the core. Shows a light mineral edge on the finish.

James Molesworth, 2017