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2015 Château d'Issan Château d'Issan, Margaux, Bordeaux, France

In Bond case price:
£600.00
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Margaux
Producer Château d'Issan
Vintage 2015
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Red Bordeaux Blend
ABV 13.5%
Format 12x75cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets on release from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Availability 1 case

93 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate (February 2018)

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot aged in 50% new and 50% one-year-old barrels for 18 months, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 D'Issan simply sings with a beautiful perfume of wilted flowers, rose hip tea and mincemeat with a core of cherry preserves and blackberry tart plus a hint of underbrush. Medium-bodied, fine, fresh and elegant, it's very soft and silky in the mouth with a long finish.

95+ Antonio Galloni, Vinous (February 2018)

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.

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95 Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com (November 2017)

A powerhouse offering from proprietor Emmanuel Cruse (with consulting advice from Eric Boissenot) is the 2015 Château d'Issan which in 2015 is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot brought up in just over 50% new barrels. Offering a spectacular bouquet of blackcurrants, lead pencil, chocolate and espresso, this full-bodied, incredibly sexy Margaux boast sweet, sweet tannin, lots of oak, a stacked mid-palate and a huge finish. It’s a tour de force that’s going to benefit from 5-6 years of cellaring and keep for three decades.

As I’ve stated numerous times in this report, Margaux was the place to be in 2015 and I suspect numerous estates have made their best wines to date.

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