Chateau Giscours
Wine Type:
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Bordeaux Blend Red
Region, Subregion, Country:
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Labarde, France
AOC Margaux
Alcohol Level:
Deep garnet-red. Warm nose of fruits in brandy, plum and liquorice. On the palate, fullness, power, heat and fruits in brandy. Stays harmonious despite its power. This Grand Cru Classé in 1855 is the first wine of Château Giscours. It is of great finesse and a rare elegance. Delicacy and persistence combine in this bottle to offer you the expected elegance of a Grand Margaux. The aging potential of this great vintage is very interesting, depending on the vintage, it is estimated that this wine is kept for 8 to 20 years.
Giscours has a rich history dating back to the 14th century. A defensive dungeon overlooked a wild and inhospitable countryside. In 1552, Pierre de Lhomme, a rich draper from Bordeaux, bought the noble house of "Guyscoutz", built a vast estate around it and planted the very first vines. The wine adventure was on the march and the successors of our wealthy merchant were able to make their contribution to this formidable building. In the nineteenth century, under the leadership of the Promised, Pescatore and other Cruse Giscours is adorned with its finery: transformation of the castle neoclassical palace, landscaping a park with rare species by the landscape Eugene Bülher, modernization of production tools with the construction of huge farm buildings, including the famous "Ferme Suzanne" ... The story of Giscours is fascinating and countless anecdotes ... In 1995, Eric Albada Jelgersma, a Dutch businessman takes over the operation and undertakes a meticulous work of restoration of the vineyard and the renovation of buildings to restore all the nobility befitting the Third Grand Cru Classé of 1855.
Full-bodied oaked
Dominant Flavour:
Black Fruit
Red Fruit
Critics Score:
16 Jancis Robinson
91 Wine Spectator
94 Wine Enthusiast