Chateau D'Issan 2013
€ 51,97 (in. Vat)
From a moated chateau in the southern Medoc, this classic Margaux has been making terrific wines since the late nineties. However, the 2013 is not one of them. Nevertheless, it is certainly very good. Soft, medium-bodied with no herbaceousness or astringent tannin, it is a superficial, but charming wine made from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. It offers a slight floral note intermixed with notions of raspberries, black currants, licorice and background oak. This easygoing Margaux is best drunk during its first decade of life.
Aromas of dark berry and walnut follow through to a full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Dried chocolate and currant flavors. Velvety tannins. Balanced. Delicate center palate.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.