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The Story

Indeed famous people had appreciated it: the wine was served at the marriage of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry Plantagenêt; it was also the favorite wine of Emperor Franz Joseph. The motto of the estate "Regum mensis aris that deorum" means “for the table of kings and the altar of the gods”.

 

The family Cruse, who has been established in the Médoc for 150 years, now owns the castle. The château d'Issan is made of 120 hectares, of which 50 are dedicated to the culture of the vines. The grapes used to produce the great wine of the château (ranked third in 1855’s classification) and the second wine, Blason d'Issan, are the cabernet sauvignon and the merlot. The use of these varieties allows the château d'Issan to propose typical wines of Margaux with the strength of a Pauillac.

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Ruby. Fruity, dark berries, some anise and spices, fresh nose. Vanilla. Tight. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, some spices, anise, detailed, nuanced, long. 94-96

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Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Excellent nose with slightly closed character, very precise structure, fine fruit, elegant spiciness and delicate toasting aroma. On the palate excellent length, fine acidity, intense but silky tannins, a wonderful wine in a true Margaux style with great length. 95

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Margaux, Bordeaux

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château D´Issan 2016  ( Château D´Issan )

Ruby. Fruity, dark berries, some anise and spices, fresh nose. Vanilla. Tight. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, dark berries, some spices, anise, detailed, nuanced, long. 94-96

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château D´Issan 2016  ( Château D´Issan )

Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Excellent nose with slightly closed character, very precise structure, fine fruit, elegant spiciness and delicate toasting aroma. On the palate excellent length, fine acidity, intense but silky tannins, a wonderful wine in a true Margaux style with great length. 95

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