Blason d'Issan 2011 - Margaux

3rd Grand Cru Classé in 1855, Issan is one of the most renowned names in Margaux, making wines of a rare finesse. Blason d'Issan is made of the younger vines of the Château and is a beautiful wine. It offers complex and pure flavours of black cherries, a hint of nutmeg with a long spicy finish. A very elegant and silky wine, typical from the Margaux appellation.

Why we picked this wine: We just love Issan and its second wine, as simple as that!

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3rd Grand Cru Classé in 1855, Issan is one of the most renowned names in Margaux, making wines of a rare finesse. Blason d'Issan is made of the younger vines of the Château and is a beautiful wine. It offers complex and pure flavours of black cherries, a hint of nutmeg with a long spicy finish. A very elegant and silky wine, typical from the Margaux appellation.

Why we picked this wine: We just love Issan and its second wine, as simple as that!

 
Wine CharacteristicsWhen & how to drink?
 
Domain: Château d'Issan
Vintage: 2011
Appelation: Margaux 3rd Cru Classé
Region: Bordeaux
Type: Dry
 
Grapes: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
 
 
Drink from now to 2023
Open 2 to 4 hours before and decant it
Drink at 16-18°C
 
Food pairing: Duck filet in a honey sauce.
 
 Technical stuff
  
Soil: Clay, gravel
Age of vines: 18 years old
Harvest: Manual
Ageing: 14 to 17 months in French oak barrels (10 to 35% new)
Vineyard size: 30 ha
Alcohol: 13.5%
 
What experts say  
  16.5 "40% Merlot, 60% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep cherry crimson. Fresh, graphite with pure dark fruit. Lots of lead pencil on the palate and not at all leafy. Lovely purity and very silky, elegant tannins. Aromatic. Cool and fresh and elegant. Lightish but still has lovely scented length"  

 

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