Chateau d'Issan Margaux 2008
Chateau d'Issan is a wine born of subtlety and elegance. With the exquisite bouquet unique to Margaux, Issan has become synonymous with the charm, suppleness and finesse that are the hallmarks of its great terroir.
The beautiful moated Issan Château is producing better wine every year. This 2008, from a vineyard that was badly hit by hail that year, has an elegance and style that is very much in keeping with southern Margaux. There is also a fine balancing density, sweet plum fruit and, with its fine tannins, great aging potential.
A wonderful success of the vintage, the 2008 d'Issan exhibits a dark plum/garnet/purple color as well as abundant aromas of flowers, Asian spices, jammy plums and black currants. Broad, savory and medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin and an evolved, already delicious, complex style, this cuvee will age nicely for 10-15 years.
International Wine Cellar
Bright red-ruby. Pungent dark berries, sour cherry, graphite, spices and leather on the nose. Supple, suave and fresh, with harmonious acidity framing the dark fruit and cherry flavors. This nicely delineated, elegant midweight shows a restrained sweetness and finishes with very good grip and length.