65% Cabernet Sauvignon; 35% Merlot
Château d’Issan has 44 hectares of vineyards planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot on gravel with clay and limestone soils on gentle, rolling slopes. The wine is vinified parcel by parcel in temperature controlled stainless steel vats of varying size, and then aged in 50% new French oak for an average of 18 months. This is one of the legendary estates of Margaux and an excellent example of its character and style. Earthy, wet forest aromatics, truffle, dark cherries and herbs on the front end and a full-bodied, fresh, silky, sweet, polished, red pit fruit palate and finish on the backend.
James Suckling 96
Jeb Dunnuck 95