2011 - Ch d'Issan 3ème Cru Margaux
Colour
Red
Producer
Château d'Issan
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2018 - 2029
Case size
12x75cl
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2011 CH D'ISSAN 3ÈME CRU MARGAUX - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château d'Issan
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot
Drinking
2018 - 2029
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £596.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2012,
    Score: 89-92

    Whilst a little closed on the nose, this is a clean pure style focusing on its structured blend of 70% cabernet sauvignon and 30% merlot. A wine with freshness and purity highlighting the very best characteristics of the vintage.

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2012,
    Score: 91-93

    Only 57% of the production made it into the 2011 d’Issan, which tips the scales at a lofty 13.2% natural alcohol. A blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon and 31% Merlot, it possesses a dark ruby/purple color as well as a classic Margaux perfume of sweet blueberries, black currants, spring flowers and licorice. Ripe and deep with impressive intensity, it is one of the stars of the 2011 vintage. The wine’s silky tannins, fresh acids and stunning length suggest it will drink well for 15-20 years. Kudos to proprietor Emmanuel Cruse. Drink 2012-2032

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2012,
    Score: 17

    31% Merlot, 69% Cabernet Sauvignon. Less graphite on the nose, a little darker and riper but still fragrant and pure and fresh. Smooth and elegant and fresh, pure cassis. Quite closed and dry on the mid palate, very fine tannic structure. Nice harmony and finesse. Glides across the palate. Drink 2019-2030.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2012,
    Score: 88-91

    Good focus, with a dusty frame but a good sappy core of blackberry and black cherry. Nice perfumy edge on the finish.

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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.