Château d’Issan,

Moulin d’Issan

Cabernet Sauvignon,Merlot,
Bordeaux,France,
2019
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    £30.49

    Bottle size: 750 ml,

    In stock

    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.
    Though the Château d’Issan did not need the famous 1855 classification distinguishing it as a 3rd Grand Cru Classé to establish its reputation. This was already made back in the 12th century, when it was reported to have been served at the wedding of Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henri Plantagenet, future King of England on 18th May 1152.

    Moulin d’Issan is their Bordeaux Superieur. The Bordeaux wine growing area is known for its variety of soil types and sub-soils. To the right of the historic path that leads to Château d’Issan are their Bordeaux Supérieur AOC plots. They are the closest to the Gironde Estuary. The soil there is mainly clayey limestone and therefore particularly suited to the Merlot grape variety, which dominates in this part of the vineyard. Generally, it contributes 90% of the blend, which is unique in the Medoc. The ruins of the old 17th century windmill, which gave this wine its name, are still in the middle of the vineyard. This wine expresses the richness, the suppleness and the fruit of its origins; it has been on the market since 1988.

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    In The Cellar
    Aged for 14months in barrel (25% new oak).

    In The Vineyard
    The blend consists of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon The grapes were hand picked from mid September to early October.
    Moulin d’Issan 2019 shows an expressive and crunchy red fruit character with a deep colour. The finish is very well balanced ended with fine tannins.
    Alcohol:13%