2008 d'Issan, Margaux
92 points Robert Parker: "A wonderful success of the vintage, the 2008 d'Issan exhibits a dark plum/garnet/purple color as well as abundant aromas of flowers, Asian spices, jammy plums and black currants. Broad, savory and medium to full-bodied with sweet tannin and an evolved, already delicious, complex style, this cuvee will age nicely for 10-15 years." (05/11) 89-92 points Stephen Tanzer: "Medium-deep ruby. Perfumed, sexy nose is redolent of smoky violet, ripe black cherry and minerals. Soft and fleshy on entry, but with strong, polished tannins and bright, harmonious acidity nicely framing the rich, ripe red cherry and plum flavors. Wonderful balance and a long, clean finish make this enjoyable midweight a standout. Congratulations to owner Emmanuel Cruse for increasing the concentration level of his grand vin without losing its trademark refinement." 89 points Wine Spectator: "This pushes herb and chalk notes up front, backed by black cherry and damson plum fruit. The silky, perfumy finish holds together nicely. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2014. " (04/11) Please note - 2008 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will arrive between Jan 2011 and Dec 2011 We will contact you for shipping instructions.