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Château d'Issan 3ème Grand Cru Classé 1998

     
  • Black fruit
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  • Gastronomic wine
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  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Red
  • 12.50% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

Un grand nom du Médoc comptant parmi l'élite de l'appellation Margaux. Profondeur, complexité et matière soyeuse sont au rendez-vous. More info

  • Quantity: 1 Bottle
  • Level: 1 base of neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label, 1 very slightly damaged label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Margaux
  • Classification: 3ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Cruse / J. Lorenzetti
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Château d'Issan 3ème Grand Cru Classé serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Carré d agneau aux herbes, Côte de boeuf aux ceps, Civet de marcassin.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • What the experts say...

    Vêtu d'un rubis-profond, le 1998 exprime tout en finesse de subtiles notes florales de cassis, de groseille, d'herbes et de réglisses. L'attaque en bouche révèle une grande souplesse, ainsi que des tannins modérément doux et abondants. Moyennement corsé, ce vin manifeste également une très grande concentration. Source R. Parker (11/01)

    Lot presentation
    Château d'Issan 3ème Grand Cru Classé

    Cuvée presentation

    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.

    Information about domain 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 Bottle
    • Level: 1 base of neck
    • Label: 1 very slightly marked label, 1 very slightly damaged label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: Yes
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 12.50 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Margaux
    • Classification: 3ème Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: Famille Cruse / J. Lorenzetti
    • Vintage: 1998
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Sustainable farming 
    • Size (in ha): 30
    • Volume: 130000 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot
    Château d'Issan 3ème Grand Cru Classé
    Château d'Issan 3ème Grand Cru Classé

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    Château d'Issan 3ème Grand Cru Classé 1998

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