2009 Château d'Issan, Cru Classé Margaux
Low yields in this vintage proved key to the style of d'Issan in this vintage. The nose is deep and intense, with black fruit notes. On the palate, this is very smooth and full bodied, with real density and volume. The tannins are fine-grained and integrated and there is a streak of minerality running right through the wine. An interesting combination of very ripe fruit (40% or so Merlot in the blend) backed up by the minerality from the Cabernet Sauvignon. This will develop really well.
Robert Parker: 93-95 points (Wine Advocate 188)
Region & country
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Ready 2014 - 2022