2010 d'Issan Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WA 96
  • JL 95
  • JS 94
  • NM 94
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2010 d'Issan Bordeaux Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: Emmanuel Cruse has done a superb job at this moated castle on the southern approach to the appellation of Margaux. The dense blue/purple-tinged 2010 reveals notes of violets blue and black fruits a striking... 2010: Emmanuel Cruse has done a superb job at this moated castle on the southern approach to the appellation of Margaux. The dense blue/purple-tinged 2010 reveals notes of violets blue and black fruits a striking minerality excellent purity texture and length a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and noticeable but sweet well-integrated tannins. It should drink well in 5-6 years and last 25-35.
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% .
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
Starts off elegant and balanced with blueberry and floral character. Full and silky. But turns chewy and mouth puckering. Very extracted. But will turn out really outstanding. Best from here in decades.
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 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
A juicy ripe forward style with lots of kirsch and blackberry notes filled in with apple sweet spice and red licorice followed by a juicy finish. Not quite as vivid as the top examples but solid.
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.