Château d'Issan Margaux Grand Cru Classé
Third Grand Cru Classé in 1855
Rescript from the Winemaker:
Third Growth of the 1855 Imperial Classification, Château d'Issan is made from the old vines enclosure in the middle of the Margaux appellation. With soil made up of surface gravel above a clay subsoil, this contributes to optimal ripeness and freshness of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grape varieties.
An excellent surprise, this wine reveals an exquisite bouquet, typical of Margaux, and expresses outstanding grace and elegance, keeping a potential that come from its unique terroir.
AOC (controlled designation of origin)
A bouquet expressing a fruity aroma, an explosion of ripe black fruits, hints of spices, with soft and creamy notes and woody whiff. As for the palate, it has freshness from ripe fruit taste yet with structured body and depth. The tannins are smooth and it has good acidity. It continues the black fruity sensation with smokey undertones into a supple length and a daring persistent finish.
An excellent marriage with white and red meat in classic meat dishes, mushrooms, dried vegetables and green ones, gratins, cold cuts, soft and dry cheeses. It marries well with dishes such as rack of lamb in herbs, Rib of beef, meat stew, pies with foie gras, and more.
77% Cabernet sauvignon, 23% Merlot
Aging: 16-18 months in French oaks, 50% new barrels
Aging potential: 3-12 years
Serving temperature: 14-16 °C
Alcohol content: 13.24%
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