Blason d’Issan Margaux 2019
Blason d’issan is the second wine of Château d’issan, the third Grand Cru Classé in 1855 from the Margaux appellation. It is made from a blend of young vines 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Merlot matured in 35% new oak.
Decanter describes it as “rather lovely… It has a real depth to the fruit, with a brush of caramel through it and a highly appealing cigar box twist on the finish. It doesn’t quite have the voluptuous ripeness of 2015 and 2016, but there’s plenty of Margaux elegance, precision and touches of florality.” 94
The 2017 Château Blason d’Issan is medium bodied with a light touch of tannin; good fruit core and an earthy finish. Drinking window 2022 – 2032.
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Region: Margaux, Bordeaux, France