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Giscours 2006

RegionBordeaux
Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Margaux
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyCabernet Sauvignon/Merlot

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Tasting Notes

Herbaceous, earthy, truffle notes intermixed with sweet cherries, plums, and currants are present in this soft, medium garnet wine, which is surprisingly evolved and best drunk over the next 10-15 years. I like the wine's plushness, and the concentration is certainly very good, but this is on a fast evolutionary track.

88
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (181), February 2009

Tasted at the UGC. Certainly one of the better Margaux wines in 2006, the nose is lacking a little definition with scent of blackberry leaf, tobacco and a touch of brine. Violets scents emerging with some vigorous swirling of the glass. The palate displays good concentration, firm but unobtrusive tannins and good depth. Solid with good grip, perhaps a little too serious for its own good, I think this will blossom after 5-7 years in bottle. A bit sulky even at this nascent stage but good potential. Tasted April 2007.

89/91
Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, April 2007

Lots of grapey, fruity character, with medium to full body, mineral and berry character. Little lean, but balanced and pretty.

89/91
James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, March 2007

Very dark crimson. Odd mineral, rather dried out and un-juicy scent. Very assertive. Rather good, and direct, though perhaps not very Margaux. Drink 2015-2028.

17
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, January 2010

Bright red-ruby. Musky, moderately ripe aromas of plum, tobacco leaf and herbs. Fruity and supple but a bit simple, combining a candied quality and some green notes in the middle plate. Lacks real depth and finishes with a repeating suggestion of candied fruits.

88
Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, May 2009
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A deep ruby/plum/purple hue is followed by aromas of tar, licorice, black currants, and roasted herbs, sweet, sexy fruit, soft, velvety tannins, medium to full body, and impressive purity. Drink this plush Margaux over the next 15-18 years.

89/91
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (170), April 2007

Crimson/ruby. Fresh aromatics on the nose. Sweet start, suggestion of tea leaves. Quite compact. Fine tannins which really build on the finish but not much soul. Correct but very introvert for the moment while its stablemate Tertre is showing better at this early stage.

16+
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2007

Good deep ruby-red. Aromas of cassis, crushed blackberry and violet. Powerful on the attack, conveying a rather muscular impression of strong extraction. The black fruit flavors show a slight dip in the middle, then return strong on the finish, which features big, serious tannins.

88/90
Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, June 2008
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