2000 - Ch d'Issan 3ème Cru Margaux
Colour
Red
Producer
Château d'Issan
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2008 - 2024
Case size
12x75cl

2000 CH D'ISSAN 3ÈME CRU MARGAUX - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château d'Issan
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2008 - 2024
Case size
12x75cl

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2001

    Another Chateau shaking off the doldrums. It is a beautifully integrated, fresh, stylishwine, whose apparent suppleness belies a very good structure. Could be a real bargain. April 2001

  • NM

    Neal Martin, March 2021,
    Score: 88

    The 2000 Château d’Issan, which Emmanuel Cruse describes as the last of the “old style” of d’Issan, has an open bouquet with red plum, strawberry and touches of soy coming through with time. Touches of cooked meat also join the chorus line. The palate is medium-bodied with slightly rustic tannins, but quite sharp with pointed acidity. It is missing a little grip and displays a peppery, savoury, hickory-tinged finish with clove and white pepper on the aftertaste. Fully mature, I would drink this millennial soon.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, June 2010,
    Score: 93

    Fully mature, the 2000 D'Issan is a quintessentially elegant, yet concentrated, aristocraticMargaux that defines the appellation. The wine has a dark ruby/purple color just beginning to lighten at the edge. Notes of charcoal, acacia flowers, black raspberries, and blue fruits are followed by a medium to full-bodied wine that builds incrementally on the palate. With its outstanding purity, richness, elegance and length, this is a beauty that has reached its window of maturity, where it should stay for another 15 or more years.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2003,
    Score: 93

    A suave, aristocratic, classic built on delicacy and finesse as opposed to power and blockbuster fruit, the 2000 requires introspection, but what one finds is extremely rewarding. This graceful, symmetrical, refined effort displays a dark ruby/purple color in addition to a sweet perfume of white flowers intermixed with black currants, licorice, and subtle new oak. Medium-bodied, with sweet but noticeable tannin, and a dense finish that builds gradually and persistently, it appears to be the finest d'Issan produced in over four decades. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2022.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2001,
    Score: 16

    Light, gentle and dry on the palate with a broad whack of ripe fruit. Pleasant without being a standout.

  • CC

    Clive Coates, June 2001

    Good colour. Perfumed nose but rather thin. Pretty but without depth and concentration. Decent fruit but far too thin. Where is the backbone? From 2005.

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Producer

Château d'Issan

Many collectors view this château as well worth its status... and they are not alone. For centuries, d'Issan has been a coveted treasure. According to local lore, it was served at thewedding of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry Plantagenet as well as a favourite of Emperor François-Joseph of Austria. Since 1945, the property has been owned by the Cruse family with Emmanuel Cruse at the château's helm.

Region

Margaux

Plump, silky and seductive are the words often used to describe wines from Margaux. Because of their style, they tend to be user friendly and more approachable when young. This is in part due to its terroir which is comprised of the thinnest soil as well as the highest proportion of chunky gravel in all of the Médoc. It drains well but also is it more susceptible to vintage variation. Margaux wines tend to have the highest proportions of Merlot within the core of the Médoc further adding to their ample roundness and openness. Margaux is home to the largest number of classified growths including its namesake first growth, Château Margaux, as well as third growths, Palmer and d'Issan.