2003 Château d'Issan

Château d'Issan (Margaux)

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Château d'Issan is the maker of this 2003 Château d'Issan , a red wine from the region of Margaux with the best merlot and cabernet sauvignon grapes from the 2003 vintage and shows an alcoholic content of 13.00%. The 2003 Château d'Issan is the ideal red to combine with game and red meat. According to Drinks&Co users, this red wine earns 4 out of 5 points and also has the following ratings: wine spectator: 89.

Technical sheet · Château d'Issan

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2003 Other vintages
Appellation:Margaux (Bordeaux,France)
Winery: Château d'Issan
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Score: WS89
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon (62%), Merlot (38%)
Pairing: AppetizersMeatMushroomsCheeseRed meatGame
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13.00%

Description · Château d'Issan

2003 Château d'Issan (Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot)

An attractive nose here, even though it carries the warm ripe confit fruit of the vintage. The soft and rounded texture is immediately apparent on the palate, with a rather appealing weight and substance, but it has a level of acidity which is on the low side. And of course there is a big wall of tannins too, leading to a hard finish. Nevertheless it all sits together reasonably well and taken within the context of the vintage I find this to be good.

Château d'Issan

Château d'Issan is a winery in the Margaux appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. The wine produced here was classified as one of fourteen Troisièmes Crus (Third Growths) in the historic Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The winery is under the proprietorship of Emmanuel Cruse...

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Château d'Issan 2003

Made from Cabernet Sauvignon (75%) and Merlot (25%).

Château D'Issan is one of the Chateaux of the region with the most advanced vinification techniques, while maintaining the vineyard with the same philosophy of old .

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Posted on at 20.03

4 /5

Issan Margaux 2003

My friends loved Issan Margaux.
Ripe cherry colour, medium opacity. Cedarwood aromas. It tasted a lot like wine.
It wasn't well paired with food, but the wine was good and tasty.

Posted on at 05.24

4 /5

It seemed ideal

Posted on at 04.38

3 /5


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Reviews about Château d'Issan 2013



Château d'Issan 2013 also offers lovely notes of red and black fruits, on a background rather floral, with silty suspicion.

Château d'Issan produces a second wine: Drink or keep: 2018 - 2030
PAIRING: Roast quail juice

Reviews about Château d'Issan 2012



Château d'Issan is one of the oldest properties in the Margaux appellation. The wine was served at the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine, is the twelfth century. The Latin motto of Château d'Issan is "Regium mensis aris that deorum" ie "For the table of the Kings and the altar of the Gods."
Located in the commune of Cantenac, the 53 hectares of Issan extend in the heart of the appellation, just a few hundred meters from the famous Château Margaux well, which speaks volumes about the quality of its soil. The vines of the vineyard is composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot 35%.

Château d'Issan 2012 is a blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, which is mature to give the wine depth and delicacy. It also offers beautiful notes of red and black fruits, on a background rather floral, with silty suspicion.

Castle of Issan produces a second wine: Drink or keep: 2018 - 2030
PAIRING: Roast quail juice

Reviews about Château d'Issan 2011



The 2011 vintage has a beautiful purple dress. It is a well constructed wine, with a tangy frame that gives it a nice shine. In the mouth, there is a nice roundness to woody notes. Its charm lies especially in its final stretched and well integrated tannins.
Rated 91-93 / 100 by Robert Parker. Drink or keep: 2018 - 2030
PAIRING: Leg of lamb in the oven

Reviews about Château d'Issan 2016

Pamela Miller
Pamela Miller


Strawberry red colour. On the nose, red fruit and green pepper.A red fairly astringent.
Margaux is a good area to purchase wine.
I drank with my best friend.

Reviews about Château d'Issan 2015

Mary Wilson
Mary Wilson


It smells like wild berries. Passes easily across the palate, smooth and very nice.
It is a wine with all the character of the Merlot.