Chateau D'Issan - Margaux Grand Cru Classe, Bordeaux - France

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BO104
Vintage: 2016

CHATEAU D'ISSAN - Margaux, FRANCE

Third Classified Growth in 1855. Chateau d'Issan, Soul of a great Margaux. The wine is made from the old vines in the Château d’Issan enclosure in the middle of the Margaux appellation. The soil here is mainly made up of surface gravel on top of a clay subsoil, which contributes to optimal ripeness and freshness in our two grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Château d’Issan expresses the exquisite bouquet so characteristic of Margaux, and stands out with its suppleness, subtlety, elegance and long keeping potential that come from its unique terroir.


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Country FRANCE Region Bordeaux Grape Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Product Description

Description

Third Classified Growth in 1855. Chateau d'Issan, Soul of a great Margaux. The wine is made from the old vines in the Château d’Issan enclosure in the middle of the Margaux appellation. The soil here is mainly made up of surface gravel on top of a clay subsoil, which contributes to optimal ripeness and freshness in our two grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Château d’Issan expresses the exquisite bouquet so characteristic of Margaux, and stands out with its suppleness, subtlety, elegance and long keeping potential that come from its unique terroir.

How to pair it

  • Meat With blazed beef tenderloin, along with brown potatoes
  • Legumes Serve at 17-18°C with halibut cooked with fresh tomatoes, boletus mushrooms ravioli
  • Dessert This wine will be perfect with dark chocolate desserts.

Accolades

Awards

Wine Spectator 91 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 93 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Jancis Robinson 17 Points

Internationally recognised British wine journalist and critic, Jancis Robinson is one of the few influential women in wine and is among the top educators in the industry.

James Suckling 94 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Critique Review

THE WINE ADVOCATE — Avril 2010 Following the lustrous 2000 and 2005, the 2009 is another terrific effort from proprietor Emmanuel cruse. Tiny yields of 18 hectoliters per hectares, 13.7% natural alcohol, and a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% 0f Merlot have resulted in a wine boasting stunning minerality along with notes of flowers, blueberries, and black currants. Full-bodied with silky tannin, a tremendous opulence. and levels of density and richness never before seen at this estate, this brilliant d’lssan should age for three decades or more.” (93-95)

Wine Facts

More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vintage 2016
Region Bordeaux
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Jacques BOISSENOT
Producer Sovex Grands ChÃteaux
Average age of vines 35 years
Production method 106,000 bottles
Harvest method Manual harvesting. Strict plot by plot selection.
Fermentation & maceration Classical vinification. Gentle pumping over. Vatting for 3 weeks.
Aging Aged in barrels for 16 to 18 months, 50% in new Oak Barrels.
Mouth Attribute Fresh, Herbal, Round
Nose Attribute Floral, Fruity
SKU BO104

Vineyard Info

Third Classified Growth in 1855. Chateau d'Issan, Soul of a great Margaux. The first known reference to Issan dates back to the 12th century when Guyenne was occupied by the English. In the 17th century, the Chevalier d'Essenault, ordered to raze to the ground the old castle and the current building was erected. Furthermore, d'Essenault gave his name to the estate, which became shortened to d'Issan. In the 19th century Château d'Issan was listed as a prestigious Third Growth in the famous Classification of 1855.

The wine is made from the old vines in the Château d’Issan enclosure in the middle of the Margaux appellation. The soil here is mainly made up of surface gravel on top of a clay subsoil, which contributes to optimal ripeness and freshness in our two grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Château d’Issan expresses the exquisite bouquet so characteristic of Margaux, and stands out with its suppleness, subtlety, elegance and long keeping potential that come from its unique terroir.

Description

Third Classified Growth in 1855. Chateau d'Issan, Soul of a great Margaux. The wine is made from the old vines in the Château d’Issan enclosure in the middle of the Margaux appellation. The soil here is mainly made up of surface gravel on top of a clay subsoil, which contributes to optimal ripeness and freshness in our two grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Château d’Issan expresses the exquisite bouquet so characteristic of Margaux, and stands out with its suppleness, subtlety, elegance and long keeping potential that come from its unique terroir.

How to pair it

  • Meat With blazed beef tenderloin, along with brown potatoes
  • Legumes Serve at 17-18°C with halibut cooked with fresh tomatoes, boletus mushrooms ravioli
  • Dessert This wine will be perfect with dark chocolate desserts.

Awards

Wine Spectator 91 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 93 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

Jancis Robinson 17 Points

Internationally recognised British wine journalist and critic, Jancis Robinson is one of the few influential women in wine and is among the top educators in the industry.

James Suckling 94 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Critique Review

THE WINE ADVOCATE — Avril 2010 Following the lustrous 2000 and 2005, the 2009 is another terrific effort from proprietor Emmanuel cruse. Tiny yields of 18 hectoliters per hectares, 13.7% natural alcohol, and a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% 0f Merlot have resulted in a wine boasting stunning minerality along with notes of flowers, blueberries, and black currants. Full-bodied with silky tannin, a tremendous opulence. and levels of density and richness never before seen at this estate, this brilliant d’lssan should age for three decades or more.” (93-95)

More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Vintage 2016
Region Bordeaux
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Jacques BOISSENOT
Producer Sovex Grands ChÃteaux
Average age of vines 35 years
Production method 106,000 bottles
Harvest method Manual harvesting. Strict plot by plot selection.
Fermentation & maceration Classical vinification. Gentle pumping over. Vatting for 3 weeks.
Aging Aged in barrels for 16 to 18 months, 50% in new Oak Barrels.
Mouth Attribute Fresh, Herbal, Round
Nose Attribute Floral, Fruity
SKU BO104

Third Classified Growth in 1855. Chateau d'Issan, Soul of a great Margaux. The first known reference to Issan dates back to the 12th century when Guyenne was occupied by the English. In the 17th century, the Chevalier d'Essenault, ordered to raze to the ground the old castle and the current building was erected. Furthermore, d'Essenault gave his name to the estate, which became shortened to d'Issan. In the 19th century Château d'Issan was listed as a prestigious Third Growth in the famous Classification of 1855.

The wine is made from the old vines in the Château d’Issan enclosure in the middle of the Margaux appellation. The soil here is mainly made up of surface gravel on top of a clay subsoil, which contributes to optimal ripeness and freshness in our two grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Château d’Issan expresses the exquisite bouquet so characteristic of Margaux, and stands out with its suppleness, subtlety, elegance and long keeping potential that come from its unique terroir.