2010 Blason d'Issan

Blason d'Issan

90Average Score
Red
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Scores & Notes
Average Score
90
Critic Notes

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. James Suckling jamessuckling.com

Score: 93-94/100James Suckling

Lovely fragrant nose, pure Margaux, real quality and depth for a second wine. Drink 2014-20. (16.5 points). Steven Spurrier, decanter.com

Score: 16.5-/20Decanter

‘Final blend since Jan 2011.’ 35% new oak. Very dense and zesty on the nose. Lots of Cabernet influence and massively suave and good, though perhaps a little tiny bit of vegetation and sinew in here. Very polished and gorgeous. Very long. Extremely charming. jancisrobinson.com

Score: 16.5-/20Jancis Robinson

A blend 41% Merlot, 59% Cabernet Sauvignon cropped at 42hl/ha the Blason d’Issan represents 47% of the crop. It has a ripe, crisp nose with blackberry, briary, wild hedgerow and a touch of graphite that is well-defined. The palate is medium-bodied with a grainy entry, low acidity, quite supple with a classic, leafy, Cabernet finish. Fine. Tasted April 2011. Neal Martin erobertparker.com

Score: 88-90/100Neal Martin

A floral, perfumy style, with a range of red fruit-currant, cherry and raspberry-laced with pretty spice notes on the finish. —J.M. James Molseworth, winespectator.com

Score: 87-90/100Wine Spectator

Blason d?Issan From 59 % Cabernet Sauvignon & 41% Merlot, the wine offers soft textures, cassis and black cherry flavors with good freshness. This should offer pleasure and charm when released. 87-88 Pts Jeff Leve winecellarinsider.com

Score: 87-88/100Jeff Leve
F+R Opinion
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ON November 22, 2019
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Margaux
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Margaux
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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