2005 Issan 750ml

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WA 96   WS 92   IWC 89   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

The more serious grand vin twin, the 2005 d'Issan, has a stunning nose of spring flowers, blackcurrant and blue/black fruits galore, and an impressively opaque dark plum/purple color. With a rich, concentrated and pure mouthfeel, wonderfully sweet tannin, full-bodied density and richness, but elegance in abundance, this is a stunner, and one of the great Margaux of the vintage. Drink it now and over the next 20 years.

Drink Dates: 2015-2035
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 219

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 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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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 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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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Author: Brown Steven
Trust Rating: 74
Tasted On: 06/28/2010
2 x 12 (wood cases)

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 95
Author: hipofant
Trust Rating: 86
Tasted On: 11/03/2008
intense color, chewy but silky tannin

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Rating: 91
Author: Michael C453
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 05/23/2010

0 of 1 people found this review useful.

Average rating: 91, based on 6 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

2908 bottles owned by 579 collectors.

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Wine Varietal: Bordeaux Blend

Six varieties are permitted to be used in a red Bordeaux blend: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, and, less frequently, Carmenere. Each lends a specific characteristic to the finished blends, most of which are dominated by large percentages of either Cabernet Sauvignon, which brings aromatics and age-ability, or Merlot, which adds softness and body. In the Bordeaux region, Cabernet blends are found on the Left Bank and Merlot on the Right.

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