Chateau Giscours 2002
This sexy, broad effort exhibits medium to full body, sweet tannin, an inky ruby color, and notes of smoked herbs intermixed with charcoal, black cherries, and a hint of tobacco. The wine is round, seductive, yet surprisingly concentrated and luscious. Give it 1-2 years of cellaring as the tannins are slightly more noticeable than in the 2003, and drink it over the following 12-15 years.
Winespectator / James Suckling (90)
I like the mineral and blackberry aromas in this wine. Medium- to full-bodied, with a fresh acidity and tannin structure. This is solid and tight. Needs bottle age.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 18/20 points.