1978 vintage. The late Michael Broadbent assessed Giscours 1978 many times as a young wine (up to 10 years old) and called it "an odd-man out, almost Latour-like in massiveness, impressive, but not exactly loaded with charm or finesse, a block-buster". At the age of 45, this Giscours is still standing with an impressively deep colour for its age, and indeed amazing power, more reminiscent of Pauillac than Margaux. An intense, slightly monolithic giant with impressive length. Maybe not the most subtle, but surviving and outperforming most of its peers in this vintage. — 24 days ago
Sumptuous but light. Fresh Italian prune plum, ripe date, and toasted walnut. Salted caramel, dark butterscotch, with an almost smoky, mesquite quality. Dry but very liquid. Lingering finish. The acid balance is so good, the wine is very light and energetic. There’s a bitter herbal quality on the long finish. Fantastic example of Sercial! — 5 months ago
so good! prune, date, with hints of coffee and dark chocolate — 2 years ago
Best Madeira — 10 months ago
Wow! Yes please! — 2 years ago
Thank goodness for Broadbent, I believe it was Bartholomew who stopped by my VinoVolo years ago and had a glass.
N: Grapefruit peel out the wazoo, lemons, white flowers.
P: Same, as the nose, very slight spritz.
Inexpensive, thirst quenching and fun.
With lemon ricotta raviolis in fresh lemon pesto…Ah Hum.! — a month ago