2008 Giscours, Margaux

Dark and densely coloured with a tight ruby rim and certain garnet tones. Dark cherry and black currant fruit. Secondary tones of chocolates, smoke, herbs, earth and intense minerality.

Comments are varied. Members of the tasting team believe the preference for Giscours 2008 depends on if you like the earthy and traditional, packed styles of Labarde, Arsac, and Macau combined.

94 points Wine Enthusiast

A dense wine, powerful while also elegant. It shows all the best character of a grand Margaux, with fine tannins as well as dense structure. It will age well. *Cellar Selection* (RV) (4/2011)

91 points Vinous

The 2008 Giscours is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Compared to the 1998 and 1988, this has much more fruit and vitality on the nose: blackberry, bilberry, cedar and just a faint tang of marmalade. I like the delineation and vibrancy here. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, good fruit concentration and fine backbone. There is a little grit embedded in the texture, slightly chalky perhaps, but I like the energy conveyed by this Giscours and it feels minerally and long towards the finish. Very fine. (NM) (2/2018)

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