2003 Chateau Giscours Margaux
109 Ratings
109 Ratings
2003 Chateau Giscours Margaux

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    Drink 2006-2021. Parker 90: "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."

    over 3 years
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    $70 - $80

    over 1 year
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.