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2005 Issan 750ml
2005 Issan
France - Bordeaux - Margaux / Third Growth
Red / Bordeaux Blend
2005 Issan
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Professional Reviews


International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 138

($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.

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Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 176

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!

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Wine Spectator Author: James Suckling

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.

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Community Reviews

Brown Steven Trust Rating: 78 Tasted On: 06/28/2010

2 x 12 (wood cases)


Michael C453 Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 05/23/2010


hipofant Trust Rating: 88 Tasted On: 11/03/2008

intense color, chewy but silky tannin

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