Source: 200, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 26th Apr 2012, (RP-91-93)
Only 57% of the production made it into the 2011 d’Issan, which tips the scales at a lofty 13.2% natural alcohol. A blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon and 31% Merlot, it possesses a dark ruby/purple color as well as a classic Margaux perfume of sweet blueberries, black currants, spring flowers and licorice. Ripe and deep with impressive intensity, it is one of the stars of the 2011 vintage. The wine?s silky tannins, fresh acids and stunning length suggest it will drink well for 15-20 years.
Drink Date: 2012 – 2032
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Friday, March 13, 2015 (JS-90)
Gorgeous aromas of orange peel, mint, bay leaf and currants. Full to medium body, chewy tannins and a lightly austere finish. Walnut. Needs more time to soften. Better in 2015.