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2008 Ch. Giscours, Margaux

Ch. Giscours, Margaux
The long, late harvest resulted in such ripeness at Ch. Giscours that, for the first time since 1995, 5% Cabernet Franc was of high enough quality to be added to the blend (along with 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot). Lower than normal yields have created a concentrated wine with a creamy blackcurrant palate, fine-grained tannins and spicy, oak complexity. Almost Burgundian in structure, there is a lovely roundness to this wine which is completed by an impressively long finish: a beautiful wine. Drink 2013 - 2025Château Giscours

BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Wine Spectator
16/20 16/20 17.5/20 90/100 87 - 90/100
Ch. Giscours, Margaux
Black-red, very expressive blackcurrant nose, almost crème de cassis without the sweetness, good slightly earthy fruit, palate more subdued than the nose, has class and length. Drink 2014-20.
(Decanter - Apr-2009)

BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Wine Spectator
16/20 16/20 17.5/20 90/100 87 - 90/100
Ch. Giscours, Margaux
Healthy crimson. Already quite complex, seductive aromas. Fresh start with real spring in its step – energetic and lively and very well balanced yet with real intrigue still to be revealed. Good wine. Neat finish. Tightly packed. Limpid – wonderful confidence!
(Jancis Robinson MW - jancisrobinson.com - Apr 09)

BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Wine Spectator
16/20 16/20 17.5/20 90/100 87 - 90/100
Ch. Giscours, Margaux

Dark plum/garnet, this elegant, medium to full-bodied, beguiling, seductive 2008 is a sleeper of the vintage. Round and silky-smooth with lovely black cherry and black currant fruit imbued with touches of smoke, herbs and earth, this relatively evolved effort is best consumed over the next 15-17 years.
(Robert Parker- Wine Advocate- May 2011)

Giscours, made by the same winemaking team that makes Du Tertre (which did not show well in my tastings), reveals sweet tannins and overall far superior quality, which makes me think Du Tertre will improve with time in barrel. The sexy, opulent 2008 Giscours exhibits plenty of dark fruit, forest floor, and earthy notes, sweet, velvety tannin, and good fresh acids. This medium to full-bodied effort should prove to be outstanding with more time.
(Robert Parker- Wine Advocate - Apr 09)



BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Wine Spectator
16/20 16/20 17.5/20 90/100 87 - 90/100
Ch. Giscours, Margaux
Displays blackberry and crushed raspberry, with hints of tar. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. (James Suckling - Wine Spectator - Apr 09)

BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Wine Spectator
16/20 16/20 17.5/20 90/100 87 - 90/100
Ch. Giscours, Margaux
Product: 1305
Maturity: Drink 2012-2025 (For laying down)
Vintage: 2008
Origin: France » Bordeaux » Margaux Map of the region
Producer: Château Giscours
Grape Variety: Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Style: Medium-Full Bodied, Dry, 13% alcohol
Closure Type: Cork
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BBR Decanter Jancis Parker Wine Spectator
16/20 16/20 17.5/20 90/100 87 - 90/100