Red

2010 Château d'Issan

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
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Community Tasting Notes 81

  • englishman's claret wrote: 87 points

    November 11, 2021 - The 2010 d’Issan was interesting to taste blind; the rich, sumptuous glossiness of the slightly-stewed black fruited nose made me wonder about the Merlot content of the wine (which, as it turns out, is 40%), though the tannic structure clearly signaled Cabernet as the dominant grape. There’s lots of extract, there’s a big whack of oak, but there’s not obviously a lot of purity of fruit in the mouth or persistence on the finish. My final guess before the reveal was a lesser classified growth that was trying to up its game. It was interesting to see how dissonant the experience was with the critic scores shortly after release.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • GeorgeGj wrote: 93 points

    November 7, 2021 - I agree that this is still unyielding at first. Sampled it from bottle and after one and two hrs. Tannings were strong. It took 3 hrs and steak to make it great wine. Some left for day 2. Will see how develops

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • mtaczak Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 12, 2021 - Extraordinarily polished, very dark and even a bit unyielding at this point, even with a few hours in a decanter. enormous potential, don't even think about it for another 5-10 years.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • SMagowan Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 9, 2021 - Firing on all cylinders and ready to drink.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • John McCabe wrote: 94 points

    July 8, 2021 - Found an extra one of these I didn't know I had. Great as always. The '10 is taking on a bit more weight, become more brooding, with dark pencil lead and cigar
    box showing more pronounced up front, and all the dark fruit and acidity there too. A nice vintage of this.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By Neal Martin
    Cellar Favorite: The Fives at Château d’Issan (Mar 2021), 3/1/2021 (link)

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Decanter

  • By Georgina Hindle
    A perfect pairing: 7-hour leg of lamb, 2/1/2021 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    January 2021, 1/1/2021 (link)

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  • By James Suckling
    10/15/2020 (link)

    (Château d'Issan Margaux, France) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Neal Martin
    Squares & Circles: Bordeaux ‘10 At Ten (Apr 2020), 4/1/2020 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    2/12/2020 (link)

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  • By Jane Anson
    Château d'Issan vertical, 12/12/2019 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Neal Martin
    The Marital Margaux: d’Issan 1945-2015 (Jul 2018), 7/1/2018 (link)

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The WINEFRONT

  • By Gary Walsh
    3/31/2015 (link)

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  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    11/5/2014 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/23/2014 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2013, IWC Issue #169 (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    3/15/2012 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2011, Issue #32 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2011 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2011, Issue #32, The 2010 Bordeaux Vintage: Very Ripe, Very Tannic and With Just A Few Great Successes

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château d'Issan
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Médoc
  • Appellation Margaux
  • UPC Codes 087000346628, 2448808311917, 3249990910211, 3258691419794, 3277034727181, 3277034728805, 3364420083225, 3419466184815, 3448821311917, 3453521190823, 3460270042334, 3490890023710, 3550872121121, 5239296910211, 607921020126, 649944124955, 7070292702312, 7070292705450, 8690582725013

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 436 (7%)
  • In Cellars 4,919 (82%)
  • Consumed 672 (11%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Beef, Duck, Game, Lam, Lamb, Tourtière et dinde, Veal

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