2019 Château d'Issan Margaux Grand Cru Classé
The 2019 D'Issan jumps out of the bottle with aromas of sweet berries and plums mixed with violets, orange zest and raw cocoa. Medium to full-bodied, lively and beautifully concentrated, with lively acidity, powdery tannins and a seamless, elegant profile, it is a charming, perfumed wine that will give a wide drinking window (until 2050+). The blend is dominated by a high proportion (70%) of Cabernet Sauvignon. The heart of Issan is the walled "Clos" at the rear of the picturesque moated castle, which is complemented by more recently acquired properties on the same gravelled terrace. High rating from both Parker and Suckling.
FACT: Under the tab: Attachment you will find the official fact sheet and we will send it to you digitally when you order this wine. It is also worth mentioning that we buy the Bordeaux directly and never through intermediaries because we do not know all the journeys the wine has made and how it has been treated. The wines come from the cellars in the Chateau directly to our conditioned Warehouse in Dordrecht.
Château d'Issan is one of the most beautiful buildings in the Médoc and rightly bears the name 'Château'. The beautiful 17th-century architecture can be found not only in the chateau itself, but also in the wine cellars. The history of the wine itself is just as rich. The French and English royal family served this wine at weddings and parties and the same was true for the Austrian Court. Issan's motto can be found on the chic gold label: “Regum mensis aris que deorum”.
Before the tables of kings and the altars of the gods. For the current director, Emmanuel Cruse, the history is of course important, but for him it is mainly about the quality of the wines. Under Emmanuel, huge investments were made in the quality of the vineyards and in modern cellar equipment. This troisième grand cru classé from Margaux was brought back to the top of the appellation under his inspiring leadership. The vineyard, measuring 30 hectares, is located on the edge of the Gironde. So perfectly situated. Since 2013, the Cruse family has sold 50% of the property to Jacky Lorenzetti (Ch. Pedesclaux & Ch. Lilian Ladouys), the remaining 50% remains with the Cruse family.
|Type of Wine
|Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tannines
|Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard