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Giscours 2003

RegionBordeaux
SubregionMargaux
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2003GiscoursBT10575.001289 RP1263.88888889.0089.00Giscours0.75
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Tasting Notes

This opulent 2003 possesses loads of herbaceously-tinged black currant and black cherry fruit intertwined with hints of road tar and barbecue smoke, a medium- to full-bodied texture, and reasonable freshness. This still intact 2003 can be drunk over the next 3-4 years. Drink 2014-2018

89
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (214), August 2014
93
Robert Parker, Hedonists Gazette, May 2007

Giscours should be taken seriously by consumers as the quality has been ratcheted up over the last 7-8 years. The deep ruby/purple-hued 2003 offers complex, evolved aromatics of wood smoke, chocolate, charcoal, black cherry jam, and cassis. Lush, medium to full-bodied, and broad, with low acidity, copious glycerin, and a layered, persistent finish (it lasts for 40+ seconds), this beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 15 years.

90
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (164), April 2006

A powerful, broadly textured offering, the 2003 exhibits an inky ruby/purple color in addition to a sweet nose of camphor, melted licorice, smoke, black cherries and cassis. It is dense, powerful, yet at the same time harmonious, elegant, and pure, with wonderful sweetness and a voluptuous mid-palate and finish. It requires cellaring, but it possesses the stuffing and power to last for 15-18 years. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020.

91/94
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (158), April 2005

This is a great success for Giscours, and a continuation of the extraordinary work being done by Eric Albada Jelgensma who has been resurrecting this famous estate to the glory it enjoyed in the sixties and seventies. Reminiscent of the 1990 vintage stylistically, the 2003 is a sexy concoction of blackberries, cassis, licorice, tree bark, and earth characteristics offered in a layered, opulent, voluptuous style. Broad and expansive, with low acidity as well as tremendous ripeness and intensity, this stunning 2003 may be even better than its 2000 sibling (the finest Giscours since the 1975). Anticipated maturity: 2007-2020.

91/94
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (152), April 2004

Is this the best Giscours since then? Excellent depth, fleshy and sweet with ripe tannins. Great Margaux purity. Intense aromas of cooked fruit and prunes. Full-bodied with rich and ripe fruit character. Soft, round tannins and a long finish. Heady and rich. Port-like. Could be the legendary 1970 in the re-make.

92/94
James Suckling, Wine Spectator (April 04), April 2004

Certainly a superior Giscours.

16.5
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com (April 04), April 2004
91
Farr Vintners, Southwold Bordeaux Tasting, January 2007
15+
Michael Schuster, The World of Fine Wine (1), April 2004
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