Chateau Giscours 2010
Web Price: $127.00
Aged in high quality oak barrels, the wine acquires its complexity over a period of months, subtly combining aromas of dark fruit and spices with the tannins in the wood, to reach a sublime balance. The complex blending procedure, an important stage in the production of this great wine, requires the most advanced skills of the cellar master and their team. Ultimately, all the traditional qualities of a great Margaux are assembled: the finesse of the tannins, purity, a gentle, refined elegance, and a great length on the palate.
95 Points Wine Enthusiast - Giscours shows an initial character of great style and elegance. The shining fruit and concentrated tannins follow, making it both a seductive wine and one with a long-term future.
94 Points Wine Spectator - Features a lightly firm, singed alder frame around a core of dark plum, cherry and cassis bush notes. Shows serious, well-embedded grip, and the core of fruit is spot on. This has the range, length and cut for the cellar. Best now through 2030.