Château d'Issan

Château d'Issan

Margaux 3ème Grand Cru Classé 2023

Bordeaux, France

Regular price£225.00
Case Size
Duty Status
Style: Red Drink from: 2030
ABV: % Drink to: 2045
Packaging: OWC Stock arriving: Spring 2026
Critic scores
93-95 RP, 91-93 NM, 93-95 AG, 96-97 JS, 92-94 LPB, 95 JA
Critic reviews
"The 2023 D'Issan shows excellent potential, unfurling in the glass with aromas of dark berries, cassis, pen ink and white flowers, followed by a medium to full-bodied, velvety and enveloping palate that's rich, fleshy and charming, with lively acids, good depth at the core and a long, sapid finish. It's a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot."
William Kelley, April 2024,

"The 2023 d’Issan was picked from September 18 to October 2. It was cropped at 30hL/ha, lower than usual due to mildew pressure and less rain in August, causing hydric stress during the summer heat wave, especially in the Merlot vines. It was harvested a little later than the other cuvées to benefit from the Indian summer, September 20, and matured in 50% new oak. It has a very pure bouquet with black cherries, cassis and blueberry fruit, though I feel that other recent vintages have shown a touch more complexity. The palate is well balanced and cohesive with fine and quite edgy tannins. There is an impressive symmetry to this d'Issan with a very poised and quite persistent finish. It improves with aeration and all the time, the aromatics seem to muster more energy (hence, I raised my score). One to watch."
Neal Martin, April 2024,

"The 2023 d’Issan is a powerful, dense wine, especially for a property where the wines tend to be more understated. A rich, muscular Margaux, the 2023 d'Issan exudes intensity in all of its dimensions. Readers will have to be patient, as the 2023 is going to need a number of years to shed some of its considerable baby fat. Dried herbs, tobacco, incense and bold, dark-toned fruit flow into the deep, resonant finish."
Antonio Galloni, April 2024,

"The purity of the fruit is really wonderful here, with blackcurrants, orange peel and raspberries. Aromatic. Full body, chewy tannins and a juicy finish. But it remains linear and vivid. The quality of the tannins and the powdery texture are really alluring. Silky. And so precise. 70% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, 2.5% cabernet franc and 2.5% petit verdot. 13.83% alcohol. 3.66 pH."
James Suckling, April 2024, James

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Antonio Galloni,
Allan Meadows,
Gus McLean,
Jane Anson,
Jeb Dunnuck,
Jancis Robinson,
James Suckling,
Lisa Perrotti-Brown,
Neal Martin,
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