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: £535.25
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"The 2011 d'Issan has a perfumed and floral bouquet with violet petals infusing the black cherry and boysenberry fruit. It is undeniably attractive, if not at the same level as the previous three vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with pleasant succulence on the entry; well judged acidity with a little chewiness. That said the finish demonstrates impressive delineation and freshness. This will be one of the more earlier-drinking d'Issan releases, but one not to be over-looked." Neal Martin
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