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2015 Château d'Issan

Margaux, 3me cru classé
(OWC)

PRICE:
$696.00 per Case of Bottles

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
5 cases of Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Very complex aromas of currants, blackberries and iodine with hints of dried mushrooms and flowers. Full-bodied, very fine and silky with a very, very long finish. Shows tension and finesse. Structured yet shows an ultra-fine texture. Deep, dense center palate, yet it's all so polished. A wine for the future. Drink in 2022." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/02/2018)

Rating: 96


""The 2015 d'Issan is a total knock-out. Spectacularly ripe and intense, the 2015 exudes richness in all of its dimensions. Super-ripe dark plum, lavender, spice, savory herbs, iron, smoke and new leather add myriad shades of nuance to this super-ripe, decidedly hedonistic Margaux. A powerful, dense wine, the 2015 is going to need a number of years before it is close to being ready to drink. I was quite impressed with d'Issan both times I tasted it. The 2015 has really come along nicely. The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, aged in 50% new oak. Eric Boissenot consults." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 02/26/2018)

Rating: 95+
Drink from: 2023-2040


"The 2015 D'Issan is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot and was bottled in May 2017 (a little earlier than some of its Margaux neighbors such as Palmer or Château Margaux). It has an intense bouquet with black cherries, boysenberry, cedar and those marine-like scents that I picked up on when I tasted this in barrel. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, slightly grainy tannin. There is a touch of graphite here, with a little more structure on the finish than I was expecting, yet it's still as fresh as a daisy and demonstrating greater precision than almost every other vintage that precedes it. This comes highly recommended—a superb wine from Emmanuel Cruse and his team. Anticipated maturity: 2022 - 2050." Neal Martin
(NM, 03/01/2018)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2022-2050


"Only medium crimson. Only medium intensity of aroma but lots of vivacity underneath. Very 'new-fashioned', as the Joanne brothers put it. Racy and full of real charm and energy. Lots behind this. This builds towards the end in a way that good burgundy does. Chapeau!" JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/02/2016)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2024-2039


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