Jane Anson re-tasted Château d'Issan 2014 in bottle following its original Bordeaux en primeur review by Steven Spurrier.
Still feels very much on the primary fruit. Oh this should really develop beautifully – high and tight tannins, good acidity, good fruit, maybe lacks a little luxurious texture but seems to be quivering on the leash, ready to spring out of the box. Dark fruit on the nose, blackberry, with liquorice and even hints of tar. A young, big wine with ambition, and definite promise. Chewier tannins than many on display.
Alc: 13% abv
Taster: Jane Anson
Tasted: February 2017
*Drinking window has not changed since the en primeur tasting.
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Original Bordeaux en primeur rating by Steven Spurrier:
Lovely floral fruit, elegant freshness and natural depth – a true taste of Margaux from this historic château.