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Château d'Issan 2008
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Château d'Issan 2008

Bordeaux - Margaux - 3ème Grand Cru Classé - Château d'Issan

3ème Grand Cru Classé en 1855.

$80.04 $80.04 Tax excl.
Bottle 0.75L
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Grape varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon 62%
Merlot 38
Château d'Issan

Château d'Issan

The Château d'Issan is a magnificent moated property nestled in the heart of the Margaux vineyard in the Medoc. This wine was served in 1152 at the wedding of Eleanor of Aquitaine with Henry Plantagenet of England, and was much appreciated several centuries later by the Prince of Wales in the 1720s as well as by the Austrian Emperor Franz Josef. This reputation earned it the following motto on its label: Regum Mensis Aris que Deorum, "For the table of kings and the altar of the gods".

Issan's Château was named Third Grand Cru Classé in the famous 1855 classification for Médoc wines.

Today owned equally by the Cruse and Lorenzetti families, the vineyard is planted on a sumptuous deep gravel terroir, with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec. The wines are aged for 16 to 18 months in French oak barrels, 50% of which are new wood.

A Second wine, Blason d'Issan, and a third wine, Haut-Médoc d'Issan in the Haut-Médoc appellation, are produced by the property.

The Château d'Issan is known for its flamboyant and aristocratic style, where the wines are complex and exquisite.

Critics Château d'Issan 2008.

Wine Enthusiast
Jancis Robinson
Vinum Wine Magazine
Wine Cellar Insider - J. Leve

Description Château d'Issan 2008.

The wine is a sparkling ruby-red color with slight orange highlights. The first nose is very elegant and fine. Fruity scents of morello cherry, raspberry and plum intertwine. Discreet hints of vanilla, from the ageing process, appear in the aromatic background. On the palate, the wine is very airy. The delicate, silky attack evolves with tight, yet well-coated tannins. The aromatic balance is between greedy fruit and light oak, which continues to carry us through the finish for long Secondes.