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Château d'Issan 3ème Grand Cru Classé (no reserve) 2013

Black fruitFood-friendly wineWine for cellaring

13%

5L

Intensity

Quantity : 1 JeroboamObservation : 1 NormalLevel : 1 NormalOrigin : domainRecoverable VAT : noRegion : BordeauxAppellation : MargauxClassification : Troisième Grand Cru ClasséOwner : Famille Cruse / J. LorenzettiRemark : lot donated by the domain. Charity auction to benefit French charity Ukraine Amitié. All proceeds (including buyer's commission) will be donated.
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Château d'Issan 3ème Grand Cru Classé (no reserve) 2013

The wine

These wines can be drunk young in some vintages, but with a few years in the cellar their aromas gain a wonderful complexity and the texture a superb velvetiness as the tannins soften with age. Very elegant and concentrated, Château d'Issan's wines are an excellent representative of the Margaux appellation and deserve a place in any wine enthusiast's cellar.

About the Producer Château d'Issan

There are records of wine being produced at Château d'Issan since the 12th century: it was served at the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry Plantagenet in 1152. From this event, the château has its motto written in Latin on the label: Regum mensis aris que deorum (For the table of kings and the gods' altar). In the 16th century, the Chevalier d'Essenault, a member of the Bordeaux parliament, knocked down the old building and built the current château. The château's name, Issan, is a contraction of Essenault. The property was classified as a Margaux third growth in 1855. The Cruse family became the owners in 1945. The property has been managed by Emmanuel Cruse since 1998. In 2008 he was made the Grand Master of the Commanderie du Bontemps of Médoc, Graves, Sauternes and Barsac. Château d'Issan has a single block of vines, planted on excellent gravelly soil beside the Gironde. Typically for the appellation, the vines consist of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, in biodynamics (without certification). As for the vines, they are cultivated sustainably, with treatments around seven to nine times a year to prevent disease.

Detailed characteristics

Quantity : 1 Jeroboam

Level : 1 NormalObservation : 1 Normal

Origin : domain

Type of cellar : specialised storage

Recoverable VAT : no

Original wooden case / Original case : yes

French customs seal : yes

Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Region : Bordeaux

Appellation : Margaux

Classification : Troisième Grand Cru Classé

Owner : Famille Cruse / J. Lorenzetti

Vintage : 2013

Colour : red

Ageing potential : drink this year

Service temperature : 16°

Viticulture : environmentally friendly More information....

Size (in ha) : 30 hectares

Volume : 130000 bottles

Intensity : classic

Leading aroma : black fruit

Tasting occasion : food-friendly wine

Remark : lot donated by the domain. Charity auction to benefit French charity Ukraine Amitié. All proceeds (including buyer's commission) will be donated.

Grape variety : Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
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Château d'Issan 3ème Grand Cru Classé (no reserve) 2013

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