Probably the finest Giscours made since the 1975, this black/purple-colored 2000 offers up terrific notes of camphor, creosote, blackberry, and cassis jam intermixed with notions of smoke and earth. Spicy, with low acidity, a big, rich, fleshy, full-bodied palate, outstanding texture, and a long, pure finish, it is, to reiterate, one of the best Giscours produced over the last 25 years. A sleeper of the vintage, it is still available for a realistic price.
|Score: 92||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003|
The black/purple-colored 2000 offers up terrific notes of blackberry and currant jam intermixed with high quality toast. Smoky, rich, sexy, and sumptuously built, with a full-bodied, low acid, super-concentrated personality, this sleeper of the vintage is one of the most attractively priced offerings of 2000. As predicted last year, this is a revelation. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2020
|Score: 91/93||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (139), February 2002|
It has been a long time since Giscours has produced a wine of such majesty. An opaque blue/purple color is followed by a terrific bouquet of sweet earth intermixed with creme de cassis and smoke. Abundant quantities of ripe, concentrated fruit are well displayed in this medium to full-bodied, pure, layered, multidimensional wine. Given the fact that Giscours has not been producing wines of such pedigree for so long, this is undoubtedly a sleeper of the vintage, and well-worth latching onto as it is going to be accessible young. Moreover, given this estate's recent history, the price should be low. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2020.
|Score: 89/91||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001|
Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index's 2000 tasting in London. The Giscours 2000 has a lifted nose with blackberry, espresso, graphite, cedar and melted tar, very well defined and with growing all the time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, masculine once again, blackberry, graphite, tobacco, dried herbs, a sense of symmetry on the tannic, slightly aloof finish, but you cannot help admiring this. Wonderful Margaux from Giscours. Drink 2015-2040. Tasted March 2010.
|Score: 95||Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, September 2010|
|Score: 93||James Suckling, Wine Spectator (Mar 31, 03), March 2003|
|Score: 93||James Suckling, Wine Spectator Weekly (23 Jan 03), January 2003|