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 12 Bottles
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duty paid price: £795.34
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"The 2010 d'Issan appears to be shutting down on the nose (unlike the 2008) and begrudgingly opens in the glass to give fleeting glimpses of wondrous graphite-infused black fruit, hints of iodine and brine surfacing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and a real killer line of acidity. Like many 2010s it has a rigid backbone but it is incredibly fresh with a sustained finish that suggests that it is one of the most sophisticated Grand Vins this estate has ever produced. Just be warned that it needs another 8 to 10 years in bottle." Neal Martin
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