1975 Chateau d’Issan Margaux
When it comes down to old vintages it is all about good bottles of wine rather than good wines. It is certainly the case here: I had another bottle of this wine with a lower fill level couple of months ago and it was long past its best, with pronounced signs of oxidation.
This time a top shoulder fill level bottle was a totally different story.
1975 Chateau d’Issan – Margaux
The color was medium ruby with a light orange rim. Popped and poured the wine remained fresh and clean for the whole 1h 30 min while it was consumed. This is a mature bottle of wine that managed to preserve itself very well. On the nose the medium intense aromas show coffee, smoke, brett, pencil shavings and amazing light, fresh red currant and cherry fruit. Medium body, light tannins and refreshing acidity keep everything in place, velvety mouth-feel, discreet, fresh but still present light red fruit flavors, coffee and tobacco. Short to medium finish, but fresh and very pleasing. (88-89/100)
A great surprise and extremely pleasurable with veal fillet.