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Giscours Bordeaux Blend Wine 2013

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

A bright fruity 2013 with a medium body and a silky seamless texture. It

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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

External Reviews for Giscours Bordeaux Blend Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

A bright fruity 2013 with a medium body and a silky seamless texture. It


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2013

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 is medium-bodied with a fleshy sensual mouthfeel. I feels just a tad worked in the winery but I still appreciate the balance and soft silky tannins towards the finish. Very fine. Neal Martins Wine Journal.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 11/14/2013

Tasted twice at the chateau and the UGC a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon (the highest ever) and 29% Merlot that cropped at 25-27hl/ha. It has a pH of 3.6 and 13.7% alcohol. I must say I really love the purity on this nose as dark cherries cassis and crushed flower soar from the glass. Very fine delineation here. The palate is medium-bodied with very silky smooth tannins almost Burgundian in texture. Lovely poise and focus long in the mouth this is the finest Giscours in a long time. Neal Martins Wine Journal.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 08/22/2013

Tasted twice at the chateau and the UGC a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon (the highest ever) and 29% Merlot that cropped at 25-27hl/ha. It has a pH of 3.6 and 13.7% alcohol. I must say I really love the purity on this nose as dark cherries cassis ... Neal Martins Wine Journal A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2010 2010 Giscours Bordeaux Blend 750ml




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