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    1 631
  • Producer ranking ?

    29
  • Decanting time

    45min
  • When to drink

    Now
  • Food Pairing

    Beef

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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...

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Vintage 1975

Bordeaux: After four miserable vintages came the hot vintage of 1975 which briefly put Bordeaux wines in the spotlight once again. The unstable temperature of September turned into good weather for the harvest. The grapes were high in sugar, but many reds, especially those made from Cabernet Sauvignon, lacked phenolic ripeness. This resulted in masculine and even aggressive reds with austere and even harsh tannins.

Wines from Graves and Pom...

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Medium, Ruby red and Clear

ending

Short, Smooth, Flavorful and Neutral

flavors

Tobacco, Cranberry, Raspberry, Coffee, Cedar and Leather

nose

Fresh, Refined, Simple and Mature

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Low alcohol content, Low tannin, Balanced, Tired, Medium-bodied, One-dimensional, Fresh, Fragrant and Dry

Verdict

Good everyday wine and Outstanding

Written Notes

Ruby, brick rim. Red berries, cherries, figs, dates, leaner but mature fruit nose. Fresh acidity, ripe and few tannins, leaner red fruity body with some sweet and sour cherries, good length. 87

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Origin

Margaux, Bordeaux
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