Robert Parker 92
Deep garnet in color, the 2010 Giscours slips seductively out of the glass with notions of baked black cherries, mulberries and plum preserves plus hints of cassis, pencil lead and dried Provence herbs. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is toting a fair amount of oak with a sturdy frame of chewy tannins, coming through with a long, fruity finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2037
Tasted blind. Browning garnet. Sweet and chocolatey on the nose, almost a hint of caramel. Lots of savoury undergrowth character too. On the palate, very ripe and a bit over the top in its sheer mass, especially for Margaux. A little sour on the finish. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2028
Bright ruby-red. Cassis, blackberry and licorice pastille on the nose. Then sweet, juicy and energetic in the mouth, with complex flavors of plum, currant, cedar, tobacco and spices along with a gamey nuance. Firmly built but not hard. Finishes with serious but fine-grained tannins and a note of licorice. Still a bit strict today, this wine has the structure to repay aging.