Château Giscours Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux 2009
We normally find tasting Giscours at this stage a tad underwhelming to be<br/>honest, tending to buy large quantities (far more expensively I may add) when<br/>it's singing, four to six years after the vintage. Not this year!!!<br/>It's fabulous and definitely in my top 10 (affordable) wines of the<br/>vintage. Really generous without being pushed, intense and concentrated with an<br/>amazingly long finish, this could easily be their greatest vintage, and it<br/>actually surpasses the brilliant 2005. Fantastic.
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Editorial Reviews for Château Giscours Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux
Sweet roasted red peppers, dried tomato, spice, cigarbox nose, sweetly vegetal – soft and creamy entry, rich and almost mouthfilling, no detail, flavors are vegetal, sweet and indistinct, finishes hard and dry (83-84)
Leichte Säure, schön weich, leicht holzig, schon jetzt ziemlich elegant. Ab in den Einkaufskorb!
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
95 pts. -Wine Spectator Grand Tour 5/5/12
Barnyard funk on the nose. Violets and earthy red fruit. Very nice. Noble feel on the palate. Wonderfully smooth and layered. Lingers nicely. - WS Grand Tour 2011
look = 6/10, smell = 15/20, taste = 16/20; total = 37/50
Earthy nose. Silky body with fruit left. Strawberry, balanced acid, huge, structured. Very Bordeauxy. Stately. Light raisin on nose. Subtle. Tannic. Not an ager; ready. Medium body. $40
External Reviews for Château Giscours Red Bordeaux Blend Margaux
The Giscours 2011 is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The nose is fleshy and ripe with lifted strawberry and raspberry aromas, the oak present but well integrated. It has a pleasing purity for the vintage. The palate... Neal Martins Wine Journal. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Giscours 6000ml
A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 La Sirene de Giscours 750ml
This has nice ripeness, with cassis and blackberry paste flavors allied to sweet tobacco and roasted spice. Has a plump, weighty feel, but good focus, too.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Giscours 6000ml
Bright ruby-red. Cassis, blackberry and licorice pastille on the nose. Then sweet, juicy and energetic in the mouth, with complex flavors of plum, currant, cedar, tobacco and spices along with a gamey nuance. Firmly built but not hard. Finishes with serious but fine-grained tannins and a note of licorice. Still a bit strict today, this wine has the structure to repay aging.
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.
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