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, 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 Read more »

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  • Am looking at some futures also.  Some real good wines there. Some standbys I'm locking up his week: Labegorce, Lalande Borie, Chateau Cantemerle, Ormes de Pez.  By the end of the month: Giscours, Langoa-Barton, Branaire-Drucu, Talbot, Leoville-Barton among others.  Read More

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  • Quite the sea change in Bordeaux as prices seem a bit more affordable these days (as opposed to the 2009 bull rush just 5-6 years ago), and it appears they have a vintage that strikes the right balance between cool and warm. Not a too hot or too cold year that is, probably the first one like it since 2008.Eyeing Grand Puy Lacoste at $53/each, Du... Read More

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  • Chateau Giscours, real nice producer, but unfortunately a very trying vintage to put it mildly.  Read More

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