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Blason d'Issan 2018
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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 Blason d'Issan 2018.
Description Blason d'Issan 2018.
With its magnificent deep garnet color, the wine presents seductive notes of fresh red fruits such as strawberry and raspberry on the first nose.
After aeration appears a deeper dimension with a light oaky note.
On the palate the wine is silky and well-balanced. The tannins are fine and perfectly integrated offering a supple, silky texture.
The fruit on the nose unfolds with great finesse, elegance and, above all, greed.
The relatively persistent line leaves lovely notes of fresh strawberries on the palate.