90 Vinous - The 2020 Blason d'Issan is a tasty, juicy Margaux to drink now and over the next handful of years, while the fruit remains vibrant.
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2 % Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec.
Château d'Issan is a castle and winery in the Margaux appellation of the Bordeaux region of France. The wine produced here was classified as one of fourteen Troisièmes Crus (Third Growths) in the historic Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. The winery is under the proprietorship of Emmanuel Cruse, of the Cruse family. In February 2013, 50% of the estate was purchased by Jacky Lorenzetti, who also owns Château Pédesclaux in Pauillac & Chateau Lilian Ladouys in Saint-Estèphe.
Blason d’Issan, is the second wine of Château d'Issan, was introduced from 1995 onwards to enable selection amongst the Chateau's vines growing in the Margaux appellation area. Fruit from the youngest vines are used to produce this wine, which respects the identity of its terroir, while offering a tasty round fruitiness, which can be enjoyed earlier. Blason d’Issan is also aged in barrels for 14 to 16 months, one third of which are new.