2014 Blason d'Issan, Margaux, Bordeaux
2014 Blason d'Issan, second wine of Chateau d'Issan, Margaux ( 3rd )
- Margaux (3rd growth)
"Very aromatic and bright with currants and orange peel on the nose. Full body, velvety tannins and a delicious finish. Love the texture to this. Fantastic second wine of Issan. Majority is merlot". 92 points at James Suckling.
"Deep ruby colored, the 2014 Blason d’Issan (this is the second wine of Château d’Issan) offers an attractive bouquet of blackcurrants and assort cherry fruits to go with plenty of tobacco, cedar, and sous bois. Drink this charming, forward, certainly delicious and well-made Margaux anytime over the coming 8-10 years. It has plenty going for it and is a solid purchase for Bordeaux lovers out there. " Jeb Dunnuck
Blason d’Issan, second label of the winery, was introduced in 1995 . Fruits from our youngest vines is used to produce this wine, which respects the identity of the terroir, while offering a tasty round fruitiness, which can be enjoyed even young. Blason d’Issan is also aged in barrels for 14 to 16 months, one third of which are new. Annual production is around 120,000 bottles.
Since Bordeaux red blends are often quite structured and tannic, they pair best with hearty, flavorful, and fatty meat dishes. Any type of steak makes for a classic pairing. Equally welcome with these wines would be beef brisket, pot roast, braised lamb, or smoked duck.
The Winery : Chateau d'Issan
The Chateau was constructed in the 17th Century; like so many Bordeaux estates, it was essentially in ruins after the First World War. Acquired by the Cruse winemaking family in the 1950's, the vineyards were replanted and the estate restored to its former glory. It was declared a Third Growth Grand Cru in the 1855 Bordeaux classification.
Did you know ?
The Cruse family has been established in Bordeaux for more than 200 years. Over the centuries they have invested in different estates in the Médoc region: including the chateaux of Pontet Canet, Giscours, Rauzan Segla, Haut-Bages Libéral and just after the Second World War, Château d’Issan.Blend
- 43% Merlot
- 57% Cabernet Sauvignon