2016 Chateau d'Issan (375ml)

Cabernet Sauvignon from Margaux, Bordeaux, France

97JS
96WE
95WA

This is so energetic for a young d’Issan with lots of white pepper, crushed stones and blackberries. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and great length. One of the greatest ever. Superb depth and intensity to this real Bordeaux. Wow.

96-97 points, James Suckling (Apr 2017)

This wine has an austere structure, with firm tannins. The fruit comes through slowly, revealing an attractive black-currant flavor and ample acidity. This will be a very fine wine with time; try after 2029.

94-96 points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast (2017)

The 2016 D'Issan is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot cropped between 29 September and 19 October, and matured in 50% new barrels. The alcohol is 13.3% and with a pH of 3.71. It has a very classic, slightly introverted bouquet with a light marine influence coming through, but remaining very reserved, a little aloof. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin and fine delineation; it is very crisp and focused, a classic Margaux through and through with outstanding salinity and persistence towards the precise finish. This is a beautiful D'Issan for long-term ageing, on par with the 2015.

93-95 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # 230 - Apr 2017)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
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$39.88
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