James Suckling 93-94
Lots of berry, sweet-tobacco, chocolate and spice character. Light coffee, too. Medium to full body with firm, juicy fruit and round tannins. Flavorful finish. Second wine. 57% merlot, 40% cabernet sauvignon and 3% petit verdot.
The 2020 Blason d’Issan has a rather compact bouquet that needs coaxing from the glass. I would have liked a little more nascent energy, but it seems a bit reluctant to show what it can do. The palate is more expressive, featuring attractive blackberry and cranberry fruit, a crunchy texture and good tension on the finish. I suspect the aromatics were just closed on the day and it should end up a very decent Margaux Deuxième Vin.
Anticipated maturity: 2024-2034