2009 d'Issan



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£594.00
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£102.00

Average critic rating : 91.67 points

93

93

A strong effort from proprietor Emmanuel Cruse, d’Issan’s 2009 was fashioned from minuscule yields of 18 hectoliters per hectare, and its 13.7% natural alcohol set a record at this estate. Composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot, it exhibits a classic Margaux fragrance of acacia flowers/violets, blueberries, cassis, licorice and camphor. Opulent and full-bodied with silky tannins as well as a rich, dense style, it will be interesting to compare the 2009 with the brilliant 2000 and 2005 over the next two to three decades. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035+. Wine Advocate.February, 2012

90-92

90-92

Tasted at the chateau and then at a negociant. The d’Issan ’09 is quite austere compared to its neighbours, a little leafy perhaps but well-defined and harmonious, gaining intensity with aeration. The palate is well balanced, quite masculine with sous-bois and tobacco notes inflecting the black fruits, leading to a firm, almost foursquare finish that does not want to party. Moderate length. I think this will fatten out, loosen up through its élevage. Tasted March 2010.

92

92

Tar, spice, sweet tobacco and plums on the nose. Full body, with chewy, ripe tannins and juicy fruit. Firm tannins. Medium finish. Needs a few years to come together. Slightly rustic but I like it. Try in 2018. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

88-91

88-91

Blackberry and mineral aromas follow through to a full body, with silky tannins and a medium finish. Subtle and attractive, but lacks a little concentration.

17

17

May 11 hail meant yield was just 35 hl/ ha. We were shown a sarment with scars like machine- gun fire on one side and satin smooth on the other. Dark, intense nose. Very smooth and satin- like with the tannins extremely ripe underneath. Very similar blend to Blason, 40% Merlot, same as in 2005. Fresh and ripe and easy. With a nice kick on the finish. This should last a lot longer but it’s very much in the same style.

17.5

17.5

Dense red, rich,, plummy black fruits, wonderful middle palate showing great structure over the lissom, fleshy fruit, lovely texture and very good tannins for the future. Drink 2015-28.



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