Grape Variety: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
Aging Potential: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 16 °C
Alcohol Level: 13.1%
The Blason d’Issan has a light nose with simple red berry fruit with touches of rose petal. Its palate is medium bodied with crisp tannins, forward with an open-knit tobacco finish. An early drinking Margaux
At the very beginning, there was a fortress in the seigneury of La Mothe-Cantenac. The 12th century building was demolished five hundred years later by Baron d’Essenault when he inherited the estate. In its place he had the present property built, which today still has some beautiful medieval features, such as its imposing gateway, its towers and its moat, relics of its former defences. A wall built in 1644 still surrounds the vineyard. The chateau is lived in today, having undergone several phases of renovation. In 1970, after the Cruse family undertook refurbishment work, the chateau was included on the French complementary list of historical buildings.
Château d’Issan is in the middle of the Margaux appellation, a truly privileged location, which explains the outstanding quality of its wines. The mild weather, regulated by being close to the sea and the Gironde Estuary, provides ideal conditions for vine growth. The soil is made up of mounds of gravel and 15-metre (50-foot) high alluvial hills, rounded by erosion. This ground drains well, forcing the vines to develop deep root systems in search of the special ingredients that make Château d’Issan wines so distinctive.
|Grape Variety||60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|