Ch d’Issan 2020
€ 59.29/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – Antonio Galloni – 93-95/100
The 2020 d’Issan is the first vintage that incorporates Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec to complement the traditional Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the blend. Pretty floral and savory accents complement a core of ripe red/purplish berry fruit. Medium in body and vibrant, with superb persistence, Issan is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. The purity of the flavors is striking. Harvest took place over three weeks between September 17 through October 2, which is only about a week earlier than normal, so not that displaced relative to what was the norm in much of Bordeaux.
The Wine Advocate – 93-95/100
The 2020 D’Issan is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec, aging in French oak barriques, 50% new. It has an alcohol of 13.29%, a pH of 3.71 and an IPT (tannin index) of 73. Displaying an opaque purple-black color, it has vibrant notes of Bing cherries, boysenberries, ripe redcurrants and juicy black plums, plus hints of pencil shavings, wild thyme, lavender and forest floor. The medium-bodied palate has impressive energy with crunchy red and black fruits and compelling tension, framed by fine-grained tannins, finishing long and mineral laced.
J.M. Quarin – 95/100
Couleur sombre, intense, pourpre et belle. Nez très aromatique, fin, subtil et parfumé, au fruité pur et mûr. Ultra fondant en entrée de bouche, délicieux et dense au milieu, particulièrement aromatique, le vin caresse le palais velouté et savoureux. Il s’achève long, délicatement tramé sur des tannins de rêve. Assemblage : 55 % cabernet sauvignon, 39 % merlot, 3 % cabernet franc, 2 % petit verdot, 1 % malbec.