Second wine of Chateau d’Issan
Cabernet Suvignon 52%
July was warm and especially dry with some hot spells, which weren’t enough to provoke hydric stress in the vines after the abundant winter rains had built up sufficient reserves of water. August started with a hot period, which had no impact on our vines, and veraison is complete by the middle of the month. Sunny, sometimes hot days were followed by cool nights. This weather in September is always very good as our grape varieties finish ripening. The analyses carried out on 7th September yielded exactly
The final blend took place in mid-January with an obvious, well-balanced selection. The 2018 vintage of Château d’Issan has intensity. The precision of the Merlot fruit is offering a great attack on the palate. It moves on to become more profound thanks to the Cabernet in this great vintage, reminiscent of 2016.
James Suckling 94