So how does a Bordeaux wine costing approximately 75% of the Gralyn compare? Not too well, as it happens.
The 2000 Chateau Giscours is quite a typical Bordeaux wine. It is medium to full bodied, dominated by blackberry flavours, but much more savoury than the Gralyn, with earthy components prominent. The big difference is the mouthfeel. The Giscours does not fill the mouth nearly as well as the Gralyn. The tannins are not as smooth, but the finish is satisfying. This wine tastes more ordinary, but is quite adequate complementing the rack of lamb.