Blason d'Issan Margaux 2015
Please note that these are 375 ml HALF BOTTLES
Château d’Issan is a Third Growth of the 1855 Imperial Classification. The wine is made from the old vines in the Château d’Issan enclosure in the middle of the Margaux appellation. The soil here is mainly gravel on top of a clay subsoil, which contributes to optimal ripeness and freshness in the estate's two grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Château d’Issan expresses the exquisite bouquet so characteristic of Margaux, and stands out with its suppleness, subtlety, elegance and long keeping potential that come from its unique terroir.
Blason d'Issan is the second label of Château d’Issan. Introduced in 1995 from the estate's younger vines, this wine respects the identity of its terroir, while offering a tasty round fruitiness, which can be enjoyed at an earlier age than the Grand Vin. Blason d’Issan is also aged in barrels for 14 to 16 months (versus 16 to 18), 1/3 of which are new (versus 1/2 new).
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Margaux|
VinousThe 2015 Blason d'Issan is a superb second wine. Dark, powerful and enveloping, the 2015 has so much to offer in its fleshy, inviting personality. Dark plum, leather and cedar are some of the many nuances that flesh out in this resonant, super-expressive Margaux. I loved it.
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Blason d'Issan is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot cropped at 40 hectoliters per hectare and represents 45% of the total crop. It has a bright, quite vivid bouquet with perfumed dark cherry and blueberry scents, a hint of pencil lead in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with a mineral-driven opening. Harmonious in the mouth and disarmingly silky in texture, do not let its second wine status get in the way of noticing the structure towards the finish. This is a very well-crafted Blason d'Issan that follows their very fine deuxième vins in both 2010 and 2012. 89-91