2013 Giscours, Margaux
***Cellar Selection*** This wine is firm with plenty of structured tannins along with warm, ripe blackberry fruit that will allow it to develop well. In the generous style of Giscours, the wine is concentrated, dense and finished with juicy fruits. Drink from 2020. (RV)
A fresh and clean red with bright acidity and lively fruit. Medium to full body, fine tannins and lively finish. Beautiful intensity on the finish for the vintage. Delicate. Drink or hold.
Bright ruby-red. Enticing aromas of minty redcurrant, blueberry, cedar and graphite. Juicy and fresh in the mouth, with red and dark berry flavors lifted by harmonious acidity. Finishes with slightly peppery, youthful tannins and a lingering violet note. (ID)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Chateau Giscours certainly boasts one of the superior aromatic profiles of the Margaux appellation with delightful red cherries and fresh strawberry fruit and an essence of mineralite. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannins on the entry, although the finish kind of 'stumbles' over the finish line and the oak feels just a little heavy handed. Maybe this will sort itself out by the time of bottling. Tasted April 2014. (NM-Wine Journal)
Bright, ripe red fruit, a bit like raspberry and cherry. Lovely perfume with a smoky element that adds interest. Firm but yielding tannins. Nicely done. (RH)
Sports a tangy savory streak, with a hint of olive amid the core of damson plum and black cherry fruit. Turns a touch crisp through the finish, but has enough flesh to wait it out, briefly, in the cellar. Slightly better than previously reviewed. Drink now through 2019. 15,000 cases made. (JM)