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Château Giscours Margaux Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot Bordeaux Margaux 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Komplex, geschmeidig, mit großügigen Aromen. Ein sehr gut gemachter Wein.

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 Château Giscours Margaux Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot Bordeaux Margaux

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Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
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4.00 5
01/29/2009

Animal and red fruit nose. Extremely complex with forest floor, sweat, red and black fruit (plums and currants). Extremely concentrated. Good finish on tannins. Delicious


Snooth User: andigua
17552726
3.00 5
07/04/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Château Giscours Margaux Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc Petit Verdot Bordeaux Margaux

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
01/22/2010

One of the largest of the Margaux properties, the château owns over 80 hectares of vineyards in the commune of Labarde. The blend is based on Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and Cab Franc to finish. Blackberries, Cassis & cocoa come together with polished tannins. Decant and enjoy now or hold for another 5 years.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

A deep ruby/plum/purple hue is followed by aromas of tar, licorice, black currants, and roasted herbs, sweet, sexy fruit, soft, velvety tannins, medium to full body, and impressive purity. Drink this plush Margaux over the next 15-18 years. Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Giscours 1500ml


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
10/15/2009

Giscours '06 is moderatly dense with a ripe, "sweet", scented yet muted black fruit nose. The wine has a soft center and finish with moderate tannic grip. Attractive pure fruit notes rem ain. Elegant and fine. Tasted from barrel April '07. By early 2009, Giscours is open to the nose, soft, fragrant and inviting. In the mouth, the wine is textured with a soft, ample center balanced by gentle, fine tannins in a lasting finish enhanced by "sweet" fruit notes. Charming, elegant and classically Margaux. Robert Parker 88.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
06/18/2010

Komplex, geschmeidig, mit großügigen Aromen. Ein sehr gut gemachter Wein.


External Review
06/30/2010

Located in the heart of a beautiful 300-hectare estate, the 83-hectare Giscours vineyard is situated in the famous Margaux appellation. Though the estate was first mentioned in a document dating back to 1330, it was not until 1847 that Count de Pescatore laid the cornerstone of the remarkable chateau that now overlooks the vines. Giscours' wines quality was confirmed by its inclusion as a third growth in the 1855 classification. The estate was purchased by Nicolas Tari after WW II. In 1995, the Chateau's wine growing business was acquired by Eric Albada Jelgersma. The investment he has made in less than a decade mirrors his passionate commitment to bring Giscours back to its former glory.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

Bright red-ruby. Musky, moderately ripe aromas of plum, tobacco leaf and herbs. Fruity and supple but a bit simple, combining a candied quality and some green notes in the middle plate. Lacks real depth and finishes with a repeating suggestion of can... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Giscours 750ml


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Komplex, geschmeidig, mit großügigen Aromen. Ein sehr gut gemachter Wein.

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