2010 d'Issan Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2010 d'Issan Bordeaux Blend
  • JS 96
  • WE 96
  • JL 95
  • NM 93
  • WA 93
  • JG 93
  • VN 93
  • WS 91

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JS 96
jamessuckling.com, October 2020
A very rich, layered red with blackberry, fresh mushroom and some hazelnut. It’s full-bodied, layered and extremely intense. Velvety and chewy tannins. Still extremely powerful and young. Last tasted in 2015. Better after...   A very rich, layered red with blackberry, fresh mushroom and some hazelnut. It’s full-bodied, layered and extremely intense. Velvety and chewy tannins. Still extremely powerful and young. Last tasted in 2015. Better after 2023.  
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, June 2011
(94-96) A very structured wine, retaining great acidity and freshness. The tannins cut right to the heart of the wine. The aftertaste is solid and chunky.
JL 95
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2013
Sweet blackberry, plum, dark cherries, earth, vanilla, truffle and jammy scents create the inviting perfume. The wine is medium/full bodied, refined, elegant and fresh, ending with an intense spicy, cassis, cocoa and...   Sweet blackberry, plum, dark cherries, earth, vanilla, truffle and jammy scents create the inviting perfume. The wine is medium/full bodied, refined, elegant and fresh, ending with an intense spicy, cassis, cocoa and fresh black raspberry filled finish. There is a lot of character to this wine. This wine is also going to spark intense discussions on whether 2009 d'Issan or 2010 d'Issan is the better wine. I'm waiting a decade to compare both vintages together to see which side of the fence I'm going to sit on, for that debate. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2010+d%27Issan+  
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2014
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The d'Issan 2010 has a fine blackcurrant and iodine scented bouquet with well-integrated oak. There is fine lift here - a smooth operator. The palate is medium-bodied...   Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux 2010 tasting. The d'Issan 2010 has a fine blackcurrant and iodine scented bouquet with well-integrated oak. There is fine lift here - a smooth operator. The palate is medium-bodied with extracted sweet dark plum, mulberry and allspice notes. Quite edgy with cracked black pepper towards the finish, this is a finely made Margaux.  
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2020
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 D'Issan opens with baked blackberries, blackcurrant jelly and stewed plums scents with hints of bouquet garni and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is bright and refreshing with...   Deep garnet in color, the 2010 D'Issan opens with baked blackberries, blackcurrant jelly and stewed plums scents with hints of bouquet garni and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is bright and refreshing with just enough chewy, textured black fruits and an earthy finish.- LPB  
JG 93
View From The Cellar, March 2011
The 2010 d’Issan is an excellent example of the vintage and one of the top wines in Margaux this year. The bouquet is deep, pure and classic, as it offers up scents of sweet cassis, tobacco leaf, a touch of tariness...   The 2010 d’Issan is an excellent example of the vintage and one of the top wines in Margaux this year. The bouquet is deep, pure and classic, as it offers up scents of sweet cassis, tobacco leaf, a touch of tariness, espresso, gravelly soil tones and toasty new oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, complex and quite structured, with a fair bit of firm, but well-integrated tannins, tangy acids and really lovely length and grip on the classy finish. This will be excellent, but will need some extended cellaring to soften up some of its substantial tannins. (Drink between 2022-2075)  
VN 93
Vinous, March 2021
The 2010 Château d’Issan has a very intense bouquet with layers of black fruit interlaced with wild hedgerow, touches of iodine and brine that I noticed on the same bottle a couple of years ago. This still requires a...   The 2010 Château d’Issan has a very intense bouquet with layers of black fruit interlaced with wild hedgerow, touches of iodine and brine that I noticed on the same bottle a couple of years ago. This still requires a couple of years (or 2-3 hours of decanting) before serving. The palate is much more refined than the 2005, particularly the tannins that are less prominent. Very harmonious and lightly spiced, there is bewitching symmetry about this d’Issan and it is just as sophisticated as I found back in 2018. Wonderful delineation and clearly more persistence on the finish compared to the aforementioned 2005. -- Neal Martin  
WS 91
Wine Spectator, March 2013
This red offers a grippy, charcoal-laced feel, cloaked by very fleshy plum, currant and blackberry confiture flavors. The long, tarry spine drives the finish, with extra bay leaf, maduro tobacco and warm stone notes. A...   This red offers a grippy, charcoal-laced feel, cloaked by very fleshy plum, currant and blackberry confiture flavors. The long, tarry spine drives the finish, with extra bay leaf, maduro tobacco and warm stone notes. A touch taut, but should be ready to open soon enough. Best from 2014 through 2024. – JM  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2010
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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”.