2006 Giscours, Margaux
After initial tastings suggested there was too much tannin, the wine has undergone a welcome transformation. It has become powerful and ripe, deliciously sumptuous, allying the tannins with densely ripe, sweet black fruits. It keeps its sense of balance, but all this density gives aging potential.
Crushed blackberry, with hints of rose and lightly stewed fruits. Full-bodied, with a beautiful core of fruit and velvety tannins. The finish is long and beautiful. This is beautifully crafted. Best after 2013.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Herbaceous, earthy, truffle notes intermixed with sweet cherries, plums, and currants are present in this soft, medium garnet wine, which is surprisingly evolved and best drunk over the next 10-15 years. I like the wine’s plushness, and the concentration is certainly very good, but this is on a fast evolutionary track. (RP)
At Joanne-reserved nose and flavor. A bit restrained. Sample? At Haut Bailly-Ripe cranberry aromas. Lively and fresh. Softer style. Good richness. At UGC - Elegant wine that is balanced and has good length; forward and sweet impression. *+ Ralph Sands: Pretty, classic and regal. Firm acid backbone, long wine. Great value. Alex Brisoux: Sweet berries, toasty vanilla, soft, sexy, elegant, nice finish.