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Chateau d'Issan

Since 1152 - Château d’Issan in England

On May 18th 1152, the wine produced by Chateau d’Issan (named Lamothe Cantenac at that time) was selected for the wedding of Eleanor of Aquitaine with Henri II, King of England. After 863 years of strong links between Chateau d’Issan and England, we celebrated this wedding anniversary on May 18th 2015 in the heart of London, at Westminster Abbey, with all our British loyal friends and partners.
Robert Parker
“The 2012 Château d’Issan, builds on the richness of the second wine and adds more body, structure and density. It has an inky purple color and a stunning nose of spring flowers, blueberry and blackberry fruit as well as touches of intense and graphite. Medium to full-bodied and stunningly concentrated, this 2012 is a great success in the vintage, one of the superstars. Moreover, its precociousness suggests it could be drunk in the next 4-5 years or cellared through 2025. I underrated this wine dramatically in my report of April, 2013.”
New communication
Château d’Issan has launched this year its new logo highlighting the specificity of the Château with its unique water moat and respecting the authenticity of one of the oldest Bordeaux castle rebuilt in the XVIIth Century. The Château has been registered as French Historical Monument.
In 2015, the Cruse family celebrates their 70th year at Château d’Issan.
They acquired the estates in 1945 right after the WWII. The vineyard was in ruin with only 3 hectares planted out of 45. They restructured and reinvested to highlight the beauty of this unique terroir in the heart of Margaux Appellation. It is now the 3rd generation who owns the Château with Emmanuel Cruse.
More than 700 members of the Cruse family came to Château d’Issan to celebrate the bicentenary (1815) of the arrival of Herman Cruse in Bordeaux.