Chateau d'Issan, Blason d'Issan Margaux 2016Regular price $60.00 Save $-60.00
Variety: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
Chateau d'Issan is a Third Growth Bordeaux house classified back during the 1855 classification, though the history of the estate dates as far back as the twelfth century. The Margaux estate did not attain its current name until the Essenault family, who owned the property for five generations, renamed it “Issan” ﹘a contracted version of their surname. The Cruse acquired the property after World War II, when it had been left to deteriorate, and since, the family has been able to restore the quality to its former glory. The Lorenzetti family has since joined forces with the Cruse family, operating in tandem.
Blason d’Issan is the estate’s second wine, which translates to the “coat of arms” of Issan. Most of the vines for this wine are over 25 years old, which are the oldest vines of the estate. The wine is a nontypical Margaux wine, as its blend is more Merlot than Cabernet Sauvignon. The ageing process takes place over 14 to 16 months; the barrels used are 35% new. 2016 was an overall excellent vintage in Margaux. On the wine label, you will see the estate’s motto “Regum mensis aris que deorum” which means “for the table of kings and the altar of Gods.”