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Margaux Bordeaux 2005

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Region: France » Bordeaux » Margaux

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Color: Red
Variety: Bordeaux Blend
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Château Giscours:
The first mention made of Château Giscours dates back to around 1330 when it was referred to as a fortified dungeon. In 1552, the estate was sold for 1,000 pounds and was already recognised as a vineyard at this time. Reference is made in the Féret, considered as the bible of Bordeaux wines, of Giscours being served to Louis XIV who, it was said, appreciated the wine. In 1789, t... Read more
The first mention made of Château Giscours dates back to around 1330 when it was referred to as a fortified dungeon. In 1552, the estate was sold for 1,000 pounds and was already recognised as a vineyard at this time. Reference is made in the Féret, considered as the bible of Bordeaux wines, of Giscours being served to Louis XIV who, it was said, appreciated the wine. In 1789, the estate belonged to the Saint-Simon family, from whom it was confiscated in order to become “National Property”. Numerous owners then followed, one of whom was the Count of Pescatore, a great Parisian banker, who ordered the rebuilding of the château in 1847 in a manner to receive the Empress Eugénie. The 1855 classification ranked the wines of Giscours a Margaux 3rd classified growth. Giscours passed from owner to owner, going through a period of decline which only ended when the estate was bought by Nicolas Tari after the Second World War. He undertook a general renovation of the estate, one of the most significant works being the creation of an artificial lake, which is today a key element in Giscours’ microclimate. One of the most important tasks was to find an ecological balance for the vineyard. The restoration of the château was then carried out, followed by an overhaul of the vineyard and cellar equipment. After a run of financial difficulties, the wine growing business of Château GISCOURS brought in the outside investment and acumen of Eric Albada Jelgersma, a Dutch businessman, together with his family. Francophiles for many years now, they fell in love with the Médoc, and since their arrival have spent a part of their time learning the skills of vine growing and wine making. They have invested in the renovation of the vineyard and the cellars and have increased the capital. Eric Albada Jelgersma today owns 100 % of the Château Giscours wine growing business. In January 2001, the business was awarded the certification of its quality system in accordance with the regulations of ISO 9002. This certification guarantees the quality of the wine production from the fermentation, as the grapes arrive at the vat cellar, to the packaging, storage, and shipment of the wine to the customers. This constitutes a commitment to care and attention and to permanent progress in the field of quality. Read less

Member Reviews for Margaux Bordeaux

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Snooth User: joss
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4.50 5
09/27/2009

big and bold, this margaux is luxurious and striking in its balanced flavors. herbs, chocolate, black cherries, its depth is matched only by its length. what a fantastic wine and it will only get better w/ the years.


Snooth User: carlosu
10795114
5.00 5
01/21/2009

Intense purple color, sweet and elegant bouquet of blackberry, chocolate and roasted coffee beans.Smooth tannings and long luscious finish. Must have.


Snooth User: derf00
58591111
4.00 5
01/30/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Margaux Bordeaux

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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2005 - Chateau Giscours - Frankreich - Region: Bordeaux - Apellation: Bordeaux - Cabernet Sauvignon blend - 750 ml.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
10/22/2014

Wine red 2005 Chateau Giscours Frankreich Region: Bordeaux Apellation: Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon blend 750 ml. Free Shipping Insurance


External Review
Source: Sam's Wine
09/15/2009

A full-bodied, powerful Giscours, the 2005 displays a deep ruby/purple color as well as sweet aromas of red and black fruits intermixed with loamy soil, dried herbs, and a hint of pain grille. Good acidity, a plump, corpulent attack and mouthfeel, medium to full body, superb depth of fruit, plenty of glycerin (it must approach 14% alcohol), and a lusty finish suggest this beauty will be approachable young. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2022.


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Source: Millesima USA LLC
10/15/2009

Giscours reveals an opaque blackish purple color, a pure, very clean, muted nose with faintly scented, high quality fruit. The wine is very full and textured for Margaux and for Giscours, with plenty of density, a soft center, firm tannin and moderately high acidity. Excellent - a must buy in '05.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Opaque purple. Spicy nose with hints of sour cherry, eucalyptus, and green olive. Lush and rich on the front of the palate, followed by a huge tannic finish with lingering plum and coffee flavors. Will require some cellating but this is an excellent ... Mike Supple. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 Giscours 6000ml


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01/29/2009

This is a wonderful rare wine which is only available in limited quantities . Usually there are no more than a few bottles in stock and may sell out quickly. We will contact you immediately if this item become unavailable or if we have any problems


External Review
04/01/2008

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