Issan is among the oldest properties in Bordeaux. One of its many claims to fame is that its wine was served at the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine to Henri Plantagenet (later Henry II of England). The name of the property is derived from a archaic spelling of its owners in the 17th to 19th centuries: the d’Essenault family. M d’Essenault was a member of parliament and he renovated the vineyards and built the château we see today. Issan was bought by the Cruse family in 1945 in a somewhat dilapidated state. The Cruse family replanted and updated facilities and thoroughly modernised Issan. A 50% stake in Issan was sold to M Lorenzetti - owner of Lilian Ladouys and Pedesclaux - in 2012.
Case of 6 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £321.62
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"The 2020 Château d’Issan, picked from September 17 to October 2 and blended in early January, then matured in 50% new oak, has a beautiful and very pure bouquet of blackberry, blueberry and light cranberry notes intertwined with crushed stone and subtle potpourri and violet scents, all wonderfully focused and exquisitely defined. The palate is medium-bodied with gentle but insistent grip on the entry. The tannins are very chiseled and the acidity lends plenty of tension that is palpable from start to finish. This is a sophisticated Margaux in the making, full of breeding and class." Neal Martin
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