2006 Margaux 3e Cru Classe
Chateau d'Issan is a 3e Cru Classe from Margaux appellation. The 2006 Chateau d'Issan boasts finesse and elegance. This Bordeaux vintage reveals a violet-tinted, purple hue and pure scents of fruits as well as blended wood. The palate is fleshy and smooth, with delicate tannins leading to a fresh and balanced finish.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the Château d'Issan vertical at the property, the 2006 Château d'Issan has a clean and precise bouquet, vibrant black fruit with touches of slate coming through with time in the glass. There is a strictness here and you get the sense that the aromatics are holding something back for later. The palate is well balanced, surprisingly supple in the mouth with well-judged acidity, clean and pure with a gorgeous saline note coming through on the long finish. This punches well above my expectations and comes highly recommended - a great Margaux from Emmanuel Cruse and his team. Tasted March 2016.