Chateau d'Issan Margaux 2010 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Chateau d'Issan Margaux 2010 750ml
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Chateau d'Issan Margaux 2010

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The history of Château d’Issan includes many legacies. By inheritance and marriage, the estate has been handed down from owner to owner, and all of them have contributed in their own way to its fame and helped to forge its unique character. In the 12th century, the property was a fiefdom with the name at that time of La Mothe-Cantenac, before becoming Théobon Manor, when a female heir married a lord with the same name. Over a period of nearly three centuries, the estate was passed down along a line involving a number of families with names such as Noailhan, Meyrac, Ségur, Salignac, de la Vergne, Escodeca de Boisse, etc. From 1575 onwards, the property was owned by five generations of the Essenault family, who ended up renaming it, contracting their name to “Issan” and thus Château d’Issan was born...

Château d’Issan had an excellent reputation when the famous 1855 classification distinguished the estate as a 3rd Grand Cru Classé. As far back as the 12th century it was already famous, when it was reported to have been served at the wedding of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henri Plantagenet, future King of England on 18th May 1152. Speeding into modern times, in 2012, Françoise and Jacky Lorenzetti, who also own Château Lilian Ladouys in Saint-Estèphe and Château Pedesclaux in Pauillac, joined forces with the Cruse family. With tenacity and passion, they have worked to achieve the renewal of Château d’Issan, which is living up to its ancient glory. 

The 2010 is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon and 39% Merlot, raised in 50% new barrels.  53% of the yield went into this, the 1st wine of the estate.

Wine Enthusiast
  • we96

A very structured wine, retaining great acidity and freshness. The tannins cut right to the heart of the wine. The aftertaste is solid and chunky. Barrel Sample 94-96

June 25, 2011
Wine Advocate
  • wa95

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.

February 2013
Vinous
  • v91+

Bright medium ruby. Wild, musky aromas of black raspberry, cassis, cedar, smoke, leather, game and bitter chocolate. Dense, chewy and dry, with good peppery lift to the cherry skin and bitter chocolate flavors. Finishes with surprisingly fine-grained tannins and a juicy quality. This dry, classic claret needs time in bottle to gain flesh and sweetness. My sample grew freshness with time in the glass.

July 13, 2021
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