Robert Parker 88
Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 2007 Bordeaux tasting. The 2007 D’Issan has a reserved bouquet, nicely defined and focused with good tension, a mixture of red and black fruit mixed with cedar and cigar box scents. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin. It is nicely balanced even though it is missing some depth on the finish. Looking back, it is quite Saint Julien in style, and it should drink nicely over the next 5-7 years. Tasted March 2015.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2021
Medium red-ruby. Black cherry, licorice, chocolate and menthol on the nose. Slightly medicinal flavors of dark fruits and licorice show moderate nuance but good sweetness and plumpness of tex ture. Some tangy red berry notes emerge with aeration. Finishes with decent length and good lift.