2010 d'Issan Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 96
  • JL 95
  • WA 95
  • NM 94
  • WS 91
  • ST 91
  • W&S 90

Reviews for 2010 d'Issan Bordeaux Blend

JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2015
The most powerful Issan ever with incredible depth of fruit and richness. Muscular tannins. Loads of dark berry, tea leaf and autumnal character at the end of the palate. A traditional, broad-shouldered wine. Better in 2018.
JL 95
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
From a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon and 39% Merlot the Margaux wine will probably be aged in 55% new oak for close to 18 to 20 months. 2010 with its dark inky purple accents stains the glass is it's swirled. Oak cassis... From a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon and 39% Merlot the Margaux wine will probably be aged in 55% new oak for close to 18 to 20 months. 2010 with its dark inky purple accents stains the glass is it's swirled. Oak cassis forest floor and graphite scents are on display with little coaxing Offering a big mouthful of ripe cassis vanilla licorice and sweet tannin there is a lot to like about this wine. More classic in style than 2009 2010 is a little richer and more powerful than the 2009. Emmanuel Cruse feels the wine is one step up from the 2009. I agree. He added "Even though the IPT levels are the same in both vintages 2010 feels denser and offers more structure." d'Issan is one of the Medoc properties with slightly lower alcohol levels in 2010 when compared with 2009. 2009 reached 13.9%. In 2010 the wine is at 13.7% .
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2013
A complete, medium to full-bodied, exquisite Margaux from this medieval, moat-encircled, compellingly beautiful estate in the southern Medoc, D’Issan’s 2010 is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The deep... A complete, medium to full-bodied, exquisite Margaux from this medieval, moat-encircled, compellingly beautiful estate in the southern Medoc, D’Issan’s 2010 is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The deep, gravelly soils mixed with clay have provided extraordinary aromatics. The yields were ridiculously low (22 hectoliters per hectare) and the wine tips the scaled at 13.7% natural alcohol. Production was small after the selection for the grand vin, and the result is a dense, purple-colored wine with beautiful aromatics of spring flowers, blueberries and black raspberries as well as hints of cassis, tar and charcoal. The wine is gorgeously pure, well-balanced, and soft enough to be approached in 4-5 years or cellared for 25-30. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
A blend of 39% Merlot and 61% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped between 27th September and 14th October at 42hl/ha representing 53% of the crop clocking 13.7% and a pH 3.81. It has a tightly-coiled mineral-rich bouquet with... A blend of 39% Merlot and 61% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped between 27th September and 14th October at 42hl/ha representing 53% of the crop clocking 13.7% and a pH 3.81. It has a tightly-coiled mineral-rich bouquet with blackberry wild hedgerow a touch of blueberry and crushed violet. Good definition and very controlled. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins on the entry a little earthy with some sous-bois and cigar box emanating from the ripe Cabernet good weight but not overbearing towards the finish. Very natural. This is not a show-stopping wine but a d'Issan that you will gladly have on your table and deserves several years cellaring.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2013
This red offers a grippy, charcoal-laced feel, cloaked by very fleshy plum, currant and blackberry confiture flavors. The long, tarry spine drives the finish, with extra bay leaf, maduro tobacco and warm stone notes. A... This red offers a grippy, charcoal-laced feel, cloaked by very fleshy plum, currant and blackberry confiture flavors. The long, tarry spine drives the finish, with extra bay leaf, maduro tobacco and warm stone notes. A touch taut, but should be ready to open soon enough. Best from 2014 through 2024. – JM
ST 91
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, July 2013
91+ Bright medium ruby. Wild, musky aromas of black raspberry, cassis, cedar, smoke, leather, game and bitter chocolate. Dense, chewy and dry, with good peppery lift to the cherry skin and bitter chocolate flavors... 91+ Bright medium ruby. Wild, musky aromas of black raspberry, cassis, cedar, smoke, leather, game and bitter chocolate. Dense, chewy and dry, with good peppery lift to the cherry skin and bitter chocolate flavors. Finishes with surprisingly fine-grained tannins and a juicy quality. This dry, classic claret needs time in bottle to gain flesh and sweetness. My sample grew freshness with time in the glass.
W&S 90
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2014
Perfumed with floral red fruit, this is a rich Margaux with fine, sandy tannins that become increasingly more potent through the course of the finish. It’s tense and a little brusque in the end, suited to long aging. This... Perfumed with floral red fruit, this is a rich Margaux with fine, sandy tannins that become increasingly more potent through the course of the finish. It’s tense and a little brusque in the end, suited to long aging. This ancient château in Cantenac has continued to gain stature under the stewardship of Emmanuel Cruse.
JJB 96
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2011
61% cabernet sauvignon 39% merlot. Average age of vines is 35 years planted in deep gravel. Merlot was harvested between Sep 27 and Oct 5. The cabernet was brought in between Oct 5 and 14. The net yields were an amazingly... 61% cabernet sauvignon 39% merlot. Average age of vines is 35 years planted in deep gravel. Merlot was harvested between Sep 27 and Oct 5. The cabernet was brought in between Oct 5 and 14. The net yields were an amazingly low 22 hl/ha! Aged in 55% new oak barrels and 45% one-wine old barrels for about 18 months. Alcohol is 13.7%. The beautiful nose displays red currant cherry and loganberry. Complex flavors on the palate feature more darker notes of coffee bittersweet chocolate and Asian spice. Lots of texture and structure here this lush effort retains its freshness throughout. The d'Issan is top notch in 2010. Enjoy this beauty over the next 3+ decades. Jacques Boissenot consults.