(From 2005 Vintage) "Along with the 2000, the 2005 is one of the two greatest d’Issans I have ever tasted. Kudos to proprietor Emmanuel Cruse for creating this beauty. Its dense purple hue is accompanied by aromas of camphor, forest floor, blackberries, cassis, and a hint of spring flowers. Full-bodied with superb richness, purity, texture, and abundant, sweet tannin, it should hit its stride in 3-4 years, and last for 25+. Bravo!"-Wine Advocate
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Wine Spectator(From 1984 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/87.
Decanter(From 1995 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Nose quite closed, but some fine fruit starting to come through. Big, concentrated and tight flavours, with lots of ripe fruit, but tannin dominates. Needs time.
Wine Advocate(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: (88-91) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 149 on Oct-03
Wine Spectator(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/05
Wine Advocate(From 2005 Vintage)