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Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Spectator, 95 Wine Enthusiast, 93 The Wine Advocate, 93 International Wine Cellar
Region: Margaux, Bordeaux, France
Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends
Other Info: Collectible Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 13%
Item no. 103856
Subtle and pretty on the nose, with blueberry, blackberry and hints of flowers. Full and very fine, showing a beautiful texture of polished tannins. Wonderfully long and balanced. 53 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 7 percent Cabernet Franc, and the rest is Merlot. —J.S.
Barrel Sample: 92-95 Points
Dark and structured, this is a firm wine. It has a smoky wood character, with powerful tannins set over intensely ripe fruit. Acidity and sweetness balance to give a dense wine, powered with richness and destined to age for many years.
This is the finest Giscours I have tasted in my professional career. Succulent and sexy with an inky/purple color, it offers sweet aromas of subtle barbecue smoke, graphite, blackberries, blueberries, and spring flowers. The tannins are remarkably sweet, substantial, and well-integrated, and the wine is full-bodied as well as voluptuously textured. It is a head-turning, exuberant, flashy effort that should drink well for 20-25 years. Bravo!
Barrel Sample: 91-93 Points
Purple-ruby. Sexy oak-dominated aromas of cassis, clove, black pepper and lead pencil, plus a strong espresso component. Enters very rich and smooth, with lively acids nicely lifting the superripe black fruit flavors. The very long finish features a pleasant peppery coffee note and pliant though assertive tannins. This well-made wine, which will need time, is in a big, rich, ripe style that isn't easy to recognize blind as a Margaux.
Barrel Sample: 90-93 Points