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Margaux, Third Growth
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Cask samples of the 1986 Giscours consistently tasted awkward and disjointed, and after three bottle tastings, I remain worried about this wine's potential. There is plenty of ripe fruit, but the pervading impression is one of raisiny overripeness rather than balance. Aromas of peaches, apricots, and prunes are followed by a wine that displays abundant spicy new oak, extremely low acidity, and a loosely knit, alcoholic, commercial character. Given the immense production of Giscours, one wonders if there should have been a stricter selection. Disappointing.
Score: 74 Robert Parker, 'Bordeaux' 3rd Ed. Maturity: 1991 Date: Thursday 01 January 1998
Light and very mature, marked by wood but more vegetal than fruity, lacking the intensity of youthful flavor expected from this vintage. Drinkable, but not typical of the vintage.
Score: 83 James Suckling, Wine Spectator Date: Thursday 15 June 1989