Chateau D’issan Margaux

Country: France

Colour / Style: Red

Featured in: Series 2

Featured in: Episode 4

We don’t know what vintages of Chateau d’Issan were like in the mid 12th century. But they must have been good because Henry Plantagenet and Eleanor of Aquitaine had it at their wedding. But I’ll wager this deep, intense, silky wine is better. The ’11 vintage (famously) put grander names, ten times the price, in its shadow. Floral today with the tannins to last decades. A joy.