Lovely still youthful 11 year old showing medium/full body attractive primary fruit, plum and cherry, with a slight gracious sweetness, balsamic, mineral and vanilla touches, fresh acidity, well balanced tannic structure and expressive aromatics which lasted long on the palate. Very good and I guess with a good future.
Excellent gamey nose, dusty, with dark berries, red roses and some minty lift. Palate bone dry, fresh acidity, finely textured tannins, elegant. Yet another Bx '04 in terrific shape for current drinking.
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(Chateau Giscours Margaux) This has a lovely, dense perfume on the nose, with dark fruits presented in an elegant, gravelly style. On the palate it is quite dense and spicy, with a significant core of ripe and grippy tannin. This has fine style, the texture in keeping with the structure. It is dense, a wine of substance, but it has an alluring edge. This seems to have really fattened out since my previous tasting, and the wine now seems a match for the structure. A higher score is certainly deserved.
(Chateau Giscours Margaux) Quite a fine, red fruit and perfume nose, with youthful cashew nut oak on the nose. On the palate it is rather lighter in impact than some other wines. There is a firm wall of tannin and rather bracing acidity too, the texture and fruit isn't quite up to the same level. Good character, but perhaps a little over worked.
(Chateau Giscours Margaux) Lovely appearance, dark and glossy, not quite with the intensity of the 2005 though. Rather closed on the nose, although there is a pleasing presence of mineral-laced black fruits. Ripe, rounded palate, very firm, quite a complete style. Firm tannins and nice acidity. Great typicity, really attractive with it. The tannins only dominate on the finish. This has good potential.
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