January 4, 2021
Château d’Issan – bring the finest 2010 vintage into 2021
2020 was a year to remember, but after Château d’Issan, Margaux, 3ème Cru Classé, Bordeaux, it’s safe to say, we’re going to be walking into the new year sipping one of the most elegant, supple, top-quality vintage wines d’Issan has to offer.
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 is mainly made up of surface gravel on top of a clay subsoil, which contributes to optimal ripeness and freshness in their two grape varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
There is a degree of richness to instantly adore with the 2010 vintage. This glorious wine of the Margaux appellation presents a subtle and deep nose, with an attack on the palate that’s broad and generous. Yet the wine itself is ample and powerful whilst still maintaining a coated finish, which is typical of the great Margaux wines.
With luscious colouring and depth to mirror the winter berries (blackberries, stewed plums) partnered with the refreshing earthy finish, you’re left with an opulent medium to full-bodied wine.
This wine will drink well over the next 10-20 years and is an exceptional vintage for D’lssan. D’Issan’s owner, Emmanuel Cruse, is on hand to bring a bit of Bordeaux buzz to the New Year, with the help of this divine warming wintery red.
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. Château d’Issan is aged in barrels for 16 to 18 months, half of which are new. Annual production is around 100,000 bottles.
If there’s a reason to treat yourself and your loved ones this 2021, you can purchase this incredible wine from Wine Lister or head over to find out more about the Third Growth Margaux property, Château d’Issan, here.
Written by Kaya Cheshire for Luxuria Lifestyle London and International