Type: Red Wine
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Code: GISC100
Very much on top form under the watchful eye of Alexander Van Beek, this is a very impressive Margaux property that produces wonderful, harmonious wines.
This is an En Primeur wine and special conditions apply.

Château Giscours

Giscours has a long and rich history, which can be traced back to the fourteenth century at which time it was a defensive tower overlooking a wild and inhospitable region. The real beginning of the château came in 1552, when Pierre de L'homme, a wealthy Bordeaux draper, bought a nobleman’s house called “Guyscoutz” and proceeded to turn it into a vast estate and planted the first vines. Wine production was launched and each of the rich merchant’s successors made their own contribution to this magnificent building. It was in the nineteenth century under the Pescatore and Cruse families that Giscours gained much of its finery: the château was transformed into neoclassical palace. 30 years ago this 300 hectare estate reigned supreme, but its form dipped in the 80’s and 90’s. Now it is back on top form since a change of ownership in 1995 that saw Eric Albada Jelgersma take control.
In 2022 Giscours made a wine that really lifts its reputation as a stalwart of the Margaux Appellation. Elegant and forward in the glass, with an impressive dark and opaque colour. The mouth feel is glossy and rich, combining condensed black forest fruits with notes of bitter chocolate, raspberry juice and a touch of cranberry. The tannins are impressive but not aggressively robust, holding the fruit in check as the freshness of acidity adds tension and energy. This is a wine of immense appeal, power and refinement. Not the most muscular, but definitely one of the most svelte.
Enjoy with braised ox cheek with a red wine sauce and roasted sweet potato.
Yields of 28hl/ha. Aged in 50% new oak for 12-16 months.

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