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CHATEAU GISCOURS 3eme Cru Classe Margaux 2019 Bottle

Red Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | Margaux | 75cl

£51.95 / £311.70 £296.12 case

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ABV: 13.5%
Size: 75cl
Closure Type: Cork
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Margaux
Wine Style: Medium Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Description

DECANTER 94 points
Tasted by Jane Anson at Bordeaux, 20 May 2020
Part of Best Margaux 2019 wines tasted en primeur
"This is a serious Giscours, with medium intensity violet-edged ruby colour. High aromatics on the nose with cumin and cloves, followed by black cherry and cassis fruits that do a good job of filling the palate, and a cooling menthol finish as the tannins close in. Enjoyable overall, succulent yet with precision. Harvest lasted for an entire month, from September 11 to October 12, the longest ever at the estate and a reflection of more precise plot-by-plot work, with vines separated according to age and terroir. Thomas Duclos is consultant here as of the 2019 vintage. A yield of 44hl/ha. Drinking Window 2028 - 2044."

THE WINE ADVOCATE (93 - 95)+
Drink Date: 2025 - 2048
"Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Giscours opens with notes of baked blackcurrants, plum preserves, tar and bouquet garni plus suggestions of moss-covered tree bark and chargrill. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers tons of black fruit preserves flavors, supported with a slightly chewy texture and just enough freshness, finishing long and savory. This is an impressive Giscours that seems to be holding its cards close to its chest right now—let's just see if it comes up trumps at bottling." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 9th Jul 2020

JAMES SUCKLING 92 Points
22 May, 2020 – "This pure cabernet sauvignon shows very pretty peaches, cherries and stones, even crushed cement. Medium body with some phenolic tension and a lightly austere and fresh finish. Probably the best rosé in Bordeaux."

JANCIS ROBINSON 16.5
Drink: 2026 - 2035
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot. Barrel sample.
"Quite an elegant wine. Dark fruited and minerally fresh with the tannins finely honed. A touch of oak spice on attack then smooth, linear, juicy and refreshing. Certainly understated."

 




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