2005 Issan 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Margaux | Third Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2005 Issan
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International Wine Cellar | 89

($85) Good ruby-red. Currant and game on the slightly jammy nose. Sweet, rich and suave, with good intensity to the game, jammy fruit and nutty oak flavors. In a soft style, finishing with substantial ripe tannins.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | 95

Along with the 2000, the 2005 is one of the two greatest d'Issans I have ever tasted. Kudos to proprietor Emmanuel Cruse for creating this beauty. Its dense purple hue is accompanied by aromas of camphor, forest floor, blackberries, cassis, and a hint of spring flowers. Full-bodied with superb richness, purity, texture, and abundant, sweet tannin, it should hit its stride in 3-4 years, and last for 25+. Bravo!

Drink Dates: 2011-2033
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 176

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Wine Spectator | 92

Displays blackberry and black licorice aromas, with some tar. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a long finish. Tight and structured. Needs time. 8,580 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2013+
Author: James Suckling


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Score:
Author: Brown Steven
Trust Rating: 78
Tasted On: 06/28/2010
2 x 12 (wood cases)
Score: 91
Author: Michael C453
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 05/23/2010
Score: 95
Author: hipofant
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 11/03/2008
intense color, chewy but silky tannin
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