2005 Giscours Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • JS 94
  • WS 93
  • NM 93
  • WA 91
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 2005 Giscours Bordeaux Blend

JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, October 2015
This is a beautiful Giscours with tension and finesse. It's full-bodied and shows plenty of berry and spice character, not to mention a long, silky-textured finish. It seduces you with each sip. Why wait?
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Displays blackberry cherry and hints of sweet tobacco. Full-bodied with soft velvety tannins and a long caressing finish. Very pretty and solid. This is structured and chewy. Needs time. Best after 2013. 20830 cases made... Displays blackberry cherry and hints of sweet tobacco. Full-bodied with soft velvety tannins and a long caressing finish. Very pretty and solid. This is structured and chewy. Needs time. Best after 2013. 20830 cases made. –JS
NM 93
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Giscours 2005 is more youthful in appearance than the du Tertre '05. The nose is more backward but possesses greater breeding: blackberry, raspberry, cedar and just a touch of blueberry developing in the... The Château Giscours 2005 is more youthful in appearance than the du Tertre '05. The nose is more backward but possesses greater breeding: blackberry, raspberry, cedar and just a touch of blueberry developing in the glass, gaining in confidence all the time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. This feels dense in the mouth, understated at first but wonderfully proportioned towards the long finish. There is a great sense of energy here, real frisson. This is surely one of the best Giscours in recent years.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
The 2005 Giscours is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and the rest tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot from this huge estate. It has loads of blue, red and black fruits, licorice, spice, a touch... The 2005 Giscours is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and the rest tiny dollops of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot from this huge estate. It has loads of blue, red and black fruits, licorice, spice, a touch of background oak and earth. It is medium to full-bodied, offering up sweet, velvety tannins and impressive purity and length. This wine is already showing quite well and should continue to evolve gracefully for another 12-15+ years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
Good ruby-red. Lovely lift to the aromas of black fruits licorice and minerals. Pure intense and sweet offering an enticing combination of black fruit mineral and dark chocolate flavors. Finishes long and sweet with... Good ruby-red. Lovely lift to the aromas of black fruits licorice and minerals. Pure intense and sweet offering an enticing combination of black fruit mineral and dark chocolate flavors. Finishes long and sweet with plenty of tannic structure and a lingering note of bitter chocolate. A juicy serious wine with some power. This has turned out very well.
JJB 93
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2006
Opaque purple. Spicy nose with hints of sour cherry eucalyptus and green olive. Lush and rich on the front of the palate followed by a huge tannic finish with lingering plum and coffee flavors. Will require some cellating... Opaque purple. Spicy nose with hints of sour cherry eucalyptus and green olive. Lush and rich on the front of the palate followed by a huge tannic finish with lingering plum and coffee flavors. Will require some cellating but this is an excellent wine and a great value.