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2005 Chateau Giscours Margaux
11 Ratings
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11 Ratings
2005 Chateau Giscours Margaux

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#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, ...

Wine Spectator 93

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#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, ...

Wine Spectator 93

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    Fellow Drync'er

    Good wine. Tannins tight and short lasting at furst, opened up near end. Decanted it.

    almost 5 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    lekker krachtige volle rode wijn, veel tanine

    about 4 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    Wine house half bottle

    over 4 years
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    Fellow Drync'er

    Bought 31Jul09

    over 4 years
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    roger w. shoemaker

    Mcarthur

    over 4 years
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  • Wine.com
    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, even decadent, with low acidity, but high glycerin and fruit extract as well as a flamboyant fleshiness, this is a stunningly impressive, hedonistic, savory Margaux to enjoy between 2010-2025. -Wine Advocate Displays blackberry, cherry and hints of sweet tobacco. Full-bodied, with soft, velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. Very...
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    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.
  • International Wine Cellar
    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.
  • Wine & Spirits
    Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 10/08
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2008
  • Vintage Chart
    Rating for France-Bordeaux-Margaux: 98 (excellent)

    Drinkability: too young, let it sit