1979 Chateau Giscours Margaux
108 Ratings
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108 Ratings
1979 Chateau Giscours Margaux

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2005 Vintage) #94 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008"This forward-styled 2005 possesses a dense ruby/purple color in addition to a big, sweet bouquet of roasted herbs, fudge, espresso, figs, and cherry jam. Opulent, ...

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Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2005 Vintage) Just a bit different in its slight bows to mint and tar, but wholly on point otherwise with concentrated cassis-like notes and hints of dried violets, new leather and toasted vanilla beans, this wine is fairly full and rounded on the palate to start and follows with extracted flavors that a bit on the chewy side but are not overly burdened by youthful tannins. Time is very much on its side, and a wait of some five to eight years seems in order.
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • Decanter
    (From 1990 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Deep red; rather dense muted nose; rich, dense, spicy, minty, quite high acidity, chunky, lacks some charm but has vigour, should develop well; good length,
  • Decanter
    (From 1996 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Elegant. Leafy berry fruit, nice balance. Elegant, some richness. Up to 5 years.