2012 Giscours, Margaux (Pre-Arrival)
This firm, dry wine is solidly rich and full in the mouth. With fine acidity and black currant fruit that show through the tannins, it is a wine with considerable potential.
A polished, silky style, with cashmere tannins that let the supple plum and boysenberry fruit glide along. Suave black tea chimes in on the finish. Appears easygoing at first, but there's ample stuffing here. Solid.
Plenty of delicious fruit in this wine with strawberry and raspberry. Full body, with creamy tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Gorgeous. Fine. 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, and 4% Cabernet Franc.
Dark crimson. Hint of wood shavings on the nose. Well-melded fruit and great balance on the palate. Nothing forced, with real zest and great balance. Something a little meat flavoured about this – a welcome change from all the obvious sweetness. 17/20 points.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This deep, dark ruby-colored effort reveals developed and forward notes of licorice, roasted herbs, sweet black currants, incense and a touch of smoky barbecue/oaky characteristics. The tannins are soft and the wine is round, medium-bodied, plush and charming.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Full dark ruby. Dried redcurrant, red plum and coffee on the nose; turned increasingly herbal with air. Juicy and intense, with decent acidity giving a penetrating character to the musky flavors of dark plum, blackcurrant and cedar. Finishes with youthfully chewy tannins and decent cut and length...