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Chateau d'Issan 2018 Margaux Grand Cru Classe

$66.86 $66.86

4.6/5   (5 Guides)

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3ème Grand Cru Classé en 1855.

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The 2018 vintage is one of the benchmark years for the Bordeaux vineyard. It was punctuated by several climatic acts, with first of all a rather constraining spring, but followed by a magnificently sunny summer. The exceptional conditions in August, which lasted until early October, allowed us to harvest grapes of excellent quality, loaded with tannins, color and aromatic potential.

Blend of the 2018 vintage: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot.

The robe is a lovely, very dark red color with ruby highlights.

The nose is particularly concentrated, with refined notes of black cherry and raspberry, peppery spices, balsamic and violet.

Delicate on the attack, it is carried by an elegant tannic structure and offers a beautiful creamy substance in the middle of the mouth. Deliciously fruity, it rises crescendo in power and volume while showing a lot of freshness. It ends on a long persistent finish, signing a Margaux of great class.

Food and wine pairing:

Château d'Issan 2018 would be adequate with truffled veal mignon cooked with string, confit lamb mouse, duck breast with pepper sauce, or matured prime rib cooked over Medoc vine shoots.

For a pairing with cheese, choose uncooked pressed cheeses: Edam, Gouda, Saint-nectaire, morbier, Tomme de Savoie or Salers.

For dessert, it will be exquisite with Guillaume Mabilleau's Extra-noisette tart, an Opéra cake or a chocolate praline dome.

Cellaring potential and tasting:

Château d'Issan 2018 is a great Margaux promised to keep well, able to wait another ten years to refine. Its peak will be reached between 2030 and 2035.

However, it lends itself perfectly to tasting today. To do so, take care to place the bottle the night before in the serving room at room temperature. Open and decant ideally 4 to 5 hours before tasting.

The bottles will be kept in the cellar, protected from light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

Size : 750ml
Alcohol Degree : 14%
Appellation : Margaux
Vintage : 2018
Color : Red
Classification : 3rd Classified Growth

The written history of Château d'Issan dates back to the English occupation in the years 1350-1460 but long before, according to tradition, the wines of Issan were served at the wedding of Eleanor of Aquitaine with Henry II of England. in 1152. A wine also appreciated by the Prince of Wales in the years 1723 as by the Emperor of Austria Franz Joseph, which earned him this motto repeated on each bottle: Regum mensis arisque Deorum (for the table of kings and the altar of the gods).

This Château is a third Grand Cru Classé according to the prestigious 1855 list.

The vineyard, whose average age is 30 years, covers around fifty hectares and production reaches almost 160 barrels, i.e. 180 to 200,000 bottles per year, equivalent to a yield of around 4000 to 4500 liters. per hectare.

Grape variety: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot Noir.

All the harvest is manual and the wine is aged entirely in barrels, half of which are in new barrels for 18 months before bottling.

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