2008 d'Issan Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JG 93
  • WA 92
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2008 d'Issan Bordeaux Blend

JG 93
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, April 2014
As I wrote about way back in Issue Thirty-Four, the 2008 Château d’Issan is an excellent example of this outstanding and truly underrated vintage, and this most recent bottle showed even better potential than the bottle... As I wrote about way back in Issue Thirty-Four, the 2008 Château d’Issan is an excellent example of this outstanding and truly underrated vintage, and this most recent bottle showed even better potential than the bottle I sampled back in Bordeaux in preparation for that article. The bouquet is deep, pure and utterly classic in profile, offering up a fine mix of dark berries, cassis, cigar smoke, gravelly soil tones, fresh herbs and a nice framing of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, nascently complex and beautifully structured, with a fine core, suave tannins and excellent length and grip on the focused and properly reserved finish. This will be every bit as fine as the more highly-touted 2009 d’Issan and is one of the great sleepers of this excellent year. 2020-2060+. 93+
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
A wonderful success of the vintage the 2008 d'Issan exhibits a dark plum/garnet/purple color as well as abundant aromas of flowers Asian spices jammy plums and black currants. Broad savory and medium to full-bodied with... A wonderful success of the vintage the 2008 d'Issan exhibits a dark plum/garnet/purple color as well as abundant aromas of flowers Asian spices jammy plums and black currants. Broad savory and medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin and an evolved already delicious complex style this cuvee will age nicely for 10-15 years.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2009
Medium-deep ruby. Perfumed sexy nose is redolent of smoky violet ripe black cherry and minerals. Soft and fleshy on entry but with strong polished tannins and bright harmonious acidity nicely framing the rich ripe red... Medium-deep ruby. Perfumed sexy nose is redolent of smoky violet ripe black cherry and minerals. Soft and fleshy on entry but with strong polished tannins and bright harmonious acidity nicely framing the rich ripe red cherry and plum flavors. Wonderful balance and a long clean finish make this enjoyable midweight a standout. Congratulations to owner Emmanuel Cruse for increasing the concentration level of his grand vin without losing its trademark refinement. -Ian D'Agata