Red

2005 Château d'Issan

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
Drink between 2013 - 2029 (Edit)
CT92.5 243 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 199

  • ppandian Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 4, 2022 - Same notes as the last bottle. Excellent with grilled ribeye on Labor Day.

  • swade wrote: 93 points

    September 4, 2022 - No formal note. Drank up at the lake. Great choice with grilled fillet mignon. There is a big core of black currants and a minerally tail. Clean. Plus finish. 93

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Jeff Leve wrote: 93 points

    July 10, 2022 - Floral in nature, finesse in style, medium-bodied, fresh, soft, silky, and vibrant, the sweet red berries along with notes of earth and tobacco are starting to show quite well. The refined finish, with its touch of crushed rocks, red fruits, and forest leaf has only a bit of tannin to resolve. Drink from 2022-2040.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Shugs_Claret wrote: 92 points

    June 30, 2022 - A but atypical palate and nose, but balanced and delicious.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • drjb Likes this wine: 94 points

    June 23, 2022 - This remains a classical 2005 Margaux with both floral elegance and a strictness to the palate that suggests plenty in the tank for the future. It shows a deep crimson purple colour with a beautiful aromatics of blackcurrant, blackberries, violets, cedar and dark chocolate. The palate is rich and intense with layers of dark fruit flavours, tobacco, chocolate violets and liquorice leading into a fine line of balancing tannins providing lovely persistence and linearity. There is a lot a lovely wine here.

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

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    January 2021, 1/1/2021 (link)

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    Château d'Issan vertical, 12/12/2019 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/23/2017 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/18/2015 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2014, Issue #50, Château d’Issan- Margaux’s Rising Star

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  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    7/5/2011 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    2/18/2009 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2008, Issue #13, The 2005 Bordeaux Vintage: A Snapshot of a Few Communes

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/13/2009 (link) 86 points

    (Château d'Issan) Oaky black fruit, lavender nose; ripe black fruit and oak palate; medium finish (splinters)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 000007191534, 087000346628, 249990910150, 3192371091682, 3258691277578, 3364420083225, 3388118547899, 3450301062271, 3453521190823, 3475380023845, 3490890006577, 3660989114593, 3700188007651, 4000050456396, 400007414211, 616773385253, 720815150164

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 159 (2%)
  • In Cellars 5,971 (75%)
  • Consumed 1,865 (23%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Boeuf, Drinking alone, Duck, meat, Pork Tenderloin, Red Meat and Brie

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