Wine Chateau d'Issan Grand cru classe Margaux AOC 2004
The wine is dark ruby color.
The wine has a balanced, elegant, clean taste with a restrained acidity. Long aftertaste with notes of plum and spice. Subtle tannins and a great finale.
The wine has a fragrant bouquet with notes of black currant, spice, undergrowth, smoke and young oak.
The wine goes well with grilled meat, poultry, small game dishes and hard cheeses.
Noble wine Chateau d'Issan Grand cru classe Margaux Serve royals on the occasion of great events, which is why the motto above the entrance to Chateau reads: "To the royal tables and altars of the gods." On the wine label depicts a castle of the 15th century, which served as the location of the British troops during the Hundred Years War. Wine Chateau d'Issan made from hand-picked grapes that grow in the vineyard area of 30 hectares. Fermentation takes place in steel containers for 6 days, maceration lasts 21 days. The wine is aged for 18 months in French oak barriques, 1/3 of which - new. Ratings:
- 2006 La Revue Du Vin De France - 16.5 / 20 points;
- 2004 Bettane & Desseauve - 15.5 points;
- 2003 La Revue Du Vin De France - 4 stars, Vinum - 16/20 points, Le Point -15/20 points;
- 2002 La Revue Du Vin De France - 4 stars, Le Point - 17 points, Vinum - 17 points, Wine Magazine 87-91;
- 2001 Le Point - 15 points, Gault Et Millau - 88-90 points, Vinum 17 points, La Revue Du Vin De France - 3 stars;
- 2000 Vinum - 91-93 points;
- 1998 Vinum - 15/20 points.
Chateau d'Issan (Château d'Issan) is located in the village of Kantenak, its history dates back to the 12th century. Guyenne (historical province in south-west France) was occupied by Britain. At this time, the region Margaux was divided into two domains: Moth-Margot (actually Chateau Margaux) and ILO-Kantenak (Chateau d'Issan). Then the knight Essenault built a castle Issa, who is known today and is a historical monument. In 1855 the farm was awarded the title 3-eme Grand Cru Classe. Wine Chateau d'Issan always been famous for their excellence, their revered celebrities. These wines are served at the wedding of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry Plantagenet. Chateau d'Issan was a favorite wine of the Emperor Franz Josef. The motto of the estate says: "For the royal tables and altars of the gods." Like many estates of Bordeaux Chateau d'Issan was destroyed after the First World War. Today, the castle has a reputable wine Cruz family, who bought it in 1950. Vineyards were largely replanted and restored the estate to its former splendor.
Château d'Issan owns 120 hectares of land, 50 of which are reserved for vineyards. For the production of great wines Château d'Issan and second wine Blason D'Issan used Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Through the use of these varieties are obtained with traditional wine Margo force Pauillac.