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2011 d'Issan Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA91
  • NM90
  • AL

Reviews

WA91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2012
Only 57% of the production made it into the 2011 d'Issan, which tips the scales at a lofty 13.2% natural alcohol. A blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon and 31% Merlot, it possesses a dark ruby/purple color as well as a... Only 57% of the production made it into the 2011 d'Issan, which tips the scales at a lofty 13.2% natural alcohol. A blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon and 31% Merlot, it possesses a dark ruby/purple color as well as a classic Margaux perfume of sweet blueberries, black currants, spring flowers and licorice. Ripe and deep with impressive intensity, it is one of the stars of the 2011 vintage. The wine's silky tannins, fresh acids and stunning length suggest it will drink well for 15-20 years.<br><br>Kudos to proprietor Emmanuel Cruse.
NM90
Neal Martin&#39;s Wine Journal - Neal Martin&#39;s Wine Journal, April 2012
Cropped between 12th and 26th September the d'Issan '11 is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon and 39% Merlot that was cropped at 36hl/ha. The nose is closed and minerally, tightly wound with scents of limestone and... Cropped between 12th and 26th September the d'Issan '11 is a blend of 61% Cabernet Sauvignon and 39% Merlot that was cropped at 36hl/ha. The nose is closed and minerally, tightly wound with scents of limestone and granite. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannin, crisp blackberry, blueberry and a touch of vanilla. It has a gentled but insistent grip, a slight saline note towards the composed finish that is focused and poised. This has good potential and continues d'Issan's good run of form.
AL
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2012
60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot. Aged in 50% new oak. 53 hectares of 35-year-old vines grown on gravel soils. Beautiful ruby color throughout this elegant Margaux. Inviting aromas of red currant are followed by... 60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot. Aged in 50% new oak. 53 hectares of 35-year-old vines grown on gravel soils. Beautiful ruby color throughout this elegant Margaux. Inviting aromas of red currant are followed by semi-sweet chocolate and tobacco. Medium-bodied, with some grippy tannins toward the finish. I really like the overall mouthfeel and drinkability of this young D'Issan, though it will benefit from at least a few years in the cellar. Enjoy 2015-2025.

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