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2005 Château d'Issan

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Médoc
  • Margaux
Drink between 2014 - 2030 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 228

  • popopdrops Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 2, 2024 - Ikke dekantert. Ordinært behag, balanse, mangler spenst og nærve.
    Noe mer spenst og nærve dag 3. Absolutt.

  • drjb Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 2, 2024 - This remains a completely classic bottle of Margaux with a deep crimson purple colour and 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.
    Wonderful !

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Pags44 Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 9, 2024 - Really starting to come in to its own, good structure and fruit, but hints of secondary notes start to show after a couple hours in the decanter. This can certainly age longer, but a lovely "teenage" Bordeaux here right now.

  • winot Likes this wine: 89 points

    March 7, 2024 - Dark red, verging on black. Rich, dark, dense nose, cocoa powder and cedar. Smooth, large-scaled palate, but still medium bodied. Flavours are trying hard to stay within an appropriate range, but there are certainly wisps of dark chocolate and charry oak. A bit large-scaled for my palate, but others may appreciate its heft. There is certainly nothing out of place, it is balanced and tasty, but the dark aspect is just a bit outside my wheelhouse. More time in the cellar may well dumb it down and bring some elegance to the fore.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • 831900_ Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 2, 2024 - Drinking well: dark red fruit in an envelope of cocoa, earth, and some herb. Gentle, soft mouthfeel. Light, acidic finish.

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

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

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/10/2006 (link)

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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 153 (2%)
  • In Cellars 5,974 (71%)
  • Consumed 2,241 (27%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

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

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100% Like It  81 votes

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