2009 d'Issan Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2009 d'Issan Bordeaux Blend
  • DC 96
  • JL 95
  • JS 94
  • WA 93
  • JG 93
  • JD 93
  • WS 91

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Reg: $119.94

$104.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 9 btls
ETA: May. 2022

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DC 96
Decanter, December 2019
Rich, silky, concentrated, hugely powerful and young still, rippling with black chocolate and tight firm tannins. This is barely getting going; you can still see and feel the walls of the wine. It's brilliant, with the...   Rich, silky, concentrated, hugely powerful and young still, rippling with black chocolate and tight firm tannins. This is barely getting going; you can still see and feel the walls of the wine. It's brilliant, with the Issan touch and typicity, if not as effortless as the 2005 at this stage. You can drink now but it will benefit from a few more years, and it should be decanted if going for it soon. Hail as in 2008, meaning a yield of 35hl/ha.  
JL 95
TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2019
Just a beauty that is starting to display its full potential. Texturally, the wine is soft, sensuous and rich, with supple, lifted tannins and good concentration of flavor from start to finish. You can drink this with an...   Just a beauty that is starting to display its full potential. Texturally, the wine is soft, sensuous and rich, with supple, lifted tannins and good concentration of flavor from start to finish. You can drink this with an hour or two of air, or let it age another 5 years or so for more development. 95 Points Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=2009&wine=Chateau%20d%27Issan  
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, March 2015
Wonderfully perfumed with dark berry, mineral and chocolate character. Full body, great tannins and a long and racy finish. Very refined. Tight and racy. Better in 2016.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
A strong effort from proprietor Emmanuel Cruse d'Issan's 2009 was fashioned from minuscule yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare and its 13.7% natural alcohol set a record at this estate. Composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon...   A strong effort from proprietor Emmanuel Cruse d'Issan's 2009 was fashioned from minuscule yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare and its 13.7% natural alcohol set a record at this estate. Composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot it exhibits a classic Margaux fragrance of acacia flowers/violets blueberries cassis licorice and camphor. Opulent and full-bodied with silky tannins as well as a rich dense style it will be interesting to compare the 2009 with the brilliant 2000 and 2005 over the next two to three decades. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035+.  
JG 93
View From The Cellar, April 2014
The 2009 vintage of d’Issan has a bit more merlot in the blend than is typical here in this most recent epoch, as the cépages is sixty percent cabernet sauvignon and forty percent merlot. The wine is a very strong...   The 2009 vintage of d’Issan has a bit more merlot in the blend than is typical here in this most recent epoch, as the cépages is sixty percent cabernet sauvignon and forty percent merlot. The wine is a very strong example of the vintage, with a bit of the roasted character of ’09 in evidence in its aromatic constellation of cassis, dark berries, tobacco leaf, dark soil tones, French roast and a stylish base of new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and quite classy for a 2009 claret (though a bit more muscular and less vibrant in style than the most classic vintages from this fine estate, such as 2008), with a good core, ripe tannins and very good length and grip on the well-balanced finish. A very strong 2009 Margaux, the ’09 d’Issan is still a good eight to ten years away from full blossoming. 2022-2065. 93+  
JD 93
jebdunnuck.com, November 2020
A classic Margaux in every sense, with complexity, perfume, and elegance prized over power and richness, the 2009 Château D'Issan reveals a still youthful ruby/plum color as well as beautiful notes of blackcurrants...   A classic Margaux in every sense, with complexity, perfume, and elegance prized over power and richness, the 2009 Château D'Issan reveals a still youthful ruby/plum color as well as beautiful notes of blackcurrants, unsmoked tobacco, cedary herbs, and truffly earth. It shows the rich, sunny style of the vintage and is certainly medium to full-bodied, but it's weightless, nicely balanced, and just classy Bordeaux all the way. Enjoy bottles any time over the coming 20 years or more.  
WS 91
Wine Spectator, March 2012
A taut but fresh style with plum skin mesquite and mineral notes running along. There's a solid core of steeped blackberry fruit in reserve and the perfumy finish has latent grip. Best from 2013 through 2023.
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2009
Size 750ML

Label

Chateau d’Issan expresses the exquisite bouquet so characteristic of Margaux, and stands out for its suppleness, subtlety, elegance and long aging potential.

The wine is made from the old vines in the Chateau d’Issan enclosure in the middle of the Margaux appellation. The soil is mainly comprised of surface gravel on a clay subsoil, contributing to optimal ripeness and freshness in the estate’s two grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The wine is aged in barrels for 16 to 18 months, half of which are new.

Winery

d'Issan

Chateau d’Issan is located in the center of the Margaux appellation and rated as a third growth in the official Bordeaux Classification of 1855. Mild weather, moderated by proximity to the sea and the Gironde Estuary, provides ideal conditions for vine growth. The vines are, on average, 35 years old. The estate has 44 hectares of vines in Margaux, 5 in Haut-Medoc and 10 in Bordeaux Superieur.

Chateau d’Issan has a long history dating back to the 12th century when it was a fiefdom with the name of La Mothe-Cantenac. It already had an established reputation long before the 1855 classification, reportedly served at the wedding of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henri Plantagenet, future King of England, on 18th May 1152.

The estate has been handed down from generation to generation through inheritance and marriage until from 1575 onwards, it has been owned by five generations of the Essenault family who contracted their name and renamed the property “Issan”.