1978 D'ISSAN

Margaux 3 Ième Grand Cru Classé

Reference: 40308
Year: 1978
Volume: 0.750l
Bottling: Mc
Level: Vts
Label: GL
Color: Red
Parker Rating: 86 Parker Points
€ 50.00
Price incl. VAT:
€ 60.50
Available: 2
Stocks are limited.
Payment options
Parker Rating: 86 Parker Points, by on 01/1998

Along with the 1983, this is probably my favorite d'Issan in the last 20 years. It exhibits a medium dark ruby color with only some amber at the edge. The floral, intensely ripe, spicy aroma is followed by a relatively rich, medium- to full-bodied, concentrated wine with excellent depth and as much length as one is likely to ever find in a d'Issan. The tannins have nearly melted away, and the wine is close to reaching full maturity. Anticipated maturity: Now-1999. Last tasted, 3/89.

(© Robert M. Parker, Jr., Robert Parker Wine Advocate)

Related wines

Viewed recently

Discounts at wine level



Condition of the label

  • GLGood labels
  • VsdlVery slightly damaged labels
  • SdlSlightly damaged labels
  • DlDamaged labels
  • VdlVery damaged label
  • SbsSlightly bin soiled

Robert Parker Rating - Parker Points


Robert M. Parker Jr. is a leading U.S. wine critic with an international influence. His wine ratings on a 100-point scale: Parker Points ©.

  • 96-100An extraordinary wine of profound and complex character displaying all the attributes expected of a classic wine of its variety. Wines of this caliber are worth a special effort to find, purchase, and consume
  • 90-95An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terrific wines.
  • 80-89A barely above average to very good wine displaying various degrees of finesse and flavor as well as character with no noticeable flaws.
  • 70-79An average wine with little distinction except that it is a soundly made. In essence, a straightforward, innocuous wine.
  • 60-69A below average wine containing noticeable deficiencies, such as excessive acidity and/or tannin, an absence of flavor, or possibly dirty aromas or flavors.
  • 50-59A wine deemed to be unacceptable.

Read more about Robert Parker & Parker Points on the official Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) website.


  • OcOriginal Case
  • OwcOriginal Wooden Case

The number after Oc or OWC refers to the number of bottles.