2015 D'issan D'Issan

  • Classification:
    3rd growth
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  • Grape Type:
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Packaging:
    OWC x 6
  • Stock Location:
In stock (6)
Wine Critics Notes:

Wine Advocate - Score: 93 (Feb. 2018)

A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot aged in 50% new and 50% one-year-old barrels for 18 months, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 D'Issan simply sings with a beautiful perfume of wilted flowers, rose hip tea and mincemeat with a core of cherry preserves and blackberry tart plus a hint of underbrush. Medium-bodied, fine, fresh and elegant, it's very soft and silky in the mouth with a long finish.

Vinous - Score: 94 (Jul. 2018)

The 2015 d'Issan, which was bottled in May 2017, has a potent bouquet with a mixture of black cherries, cedar and subtle estuarine aromas that were in evidence from barrel. This is a bouquet that is determined to make a statement. The palate is medium-bodied with quite grippy tannin, nicely structured à la Brane-Cantenac with veins of pencil lead towards the finish. This is simply an outstanding d'Issan...perhaps the best to date? Tasted in Bordeaux at a private dinner.