Château Giscours 2016 - A.O.C Margaux
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93.8 sur 100 based on 8 Average rating of the Experts
Experts Global ScoreBased on 8 reviews
93.8
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Experts Reviews

93/100
Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
97/100
Score de Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast
17.5/20
Score de la RVF
RVF
92/100
Score de Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
18/20
Score du Figaro
Le Figaro Vin
96-97/100
Score de James Suckling
James Suckling
17/20
Score de Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
95/
Score de The Wine Insider
Jeff Leve

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Giscours gives up aromas of cassis, chocolate, earth, tar, pepper and hoisin with touches of flowers and a meaty nuance. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy with a great core and a long finish.
93
points on 100
This wine is massive, dense and solid. At the same time, it has style and elegance. The result is that it is ripe, yet perfumed, with ample black fruit and mouthwatering acidity. Cellar at least 12 years.
97
points on 100
This is on the darker side of the ledger, with well-melded black currant, blackberry and black cherry fruit, infused with brambly energy and allied to a graphite spine on the anise-tinged finish. Features a light woodsy echo at the very end, but there's plenty of flesh here. Best from 2022 through 2032. 34,667 cases made.
92
points on 100
This is extremely long and linear with a powerful and refined texture of superfine tannins. Full-bodied, yet so tight and polished. The finish is very, very impressive. Snaps at the end. Better than the 2015?
96-97
points on 100
Glowing purple. Concentrated and sappy - real energy here. Glossy and fresh. Really exuberant. Perhaps not one of the most earnestly fashioned for the very long term but a real crowd-pleaser.
17
points on 20
Bien servi par un fruit à la fois gourmand et bien mûr qui exprime beaucoup de jus. Son côté acidulé en finale le porte bien.
17.5
points on 20
Fruits rouges intenses, floral. Bouche ample, gourmande, fraîche, tannins amples, finale longue, vin enrobant, soyeux. Une belle réussite.
18
points on 20
The combination of vibrant, fresh, fruits, lavender notes, sensuous, silky textures and a finish that offers pure, red, soft, elegant, polished , bright, red berries really works here.
95
points on 100

Description

A rich history

Giscours has a rich history dating back to the 14th century. A defensive dungeon overlooked a wild and inhospitable countryside. In 1552, Pierre de Lhomme, a rich draper from Bordeaux bought the noble house of "Guyscoutz", built a vast estate around it and planted the first vines. The wine adventure was on the march, and the successors of our rich merchant, in turn, made their contribution to this formidable building. In the nineteenth century, under the leadership of the Promised, Pescatore and other Cruse Giscours is adorned with its finery: transformation of the castle neoclassical palace, landscaping a park with rare species by the landscape Eugene Bülher, Modernization of production tools with the construction of huge farm buildings, including the famous "Ferme Suzanne" ... The story of Giscours is fascinating and the innumerable anecdotes ... In 1995, Eric Albada Jelgersma, Dutch businessman takes over the exploitation and undertakes a meticulous work of restoration of the vineyard as well as the renovation of the buildings to restore all the nobility which befits this Third Grand Cru Classé of 1855.


Wonderful wines

These are the secrets of a great wine that connoisseurs of the taste buds of the connoisseur warned all glass of wine from Château Giscours. Raised in oak barrels of high quality, the wine acquires over the months its complexity, subtly uniting its aromas of black fruits and spices with wood tannins, to achieve the ultimate balance. The high mass of assemblages, an important step in the development of this great vintage, mobilizes the most advanced faculties of the cellar master and his team. In the end, all the classicism of a great Margaux: finesse of tannins, purity, soft and refined elegance, great length in the mouth. For those who will know how to wait for it, the wine of Giscours, this intellectual wine as certain connoisseurs call it, will reveal all its complexity and will fill it with its secrets ...



"Who knows how to taste never drinks wine again, but tastes secrets"

-Salvador Dali


Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Giscours
  • Type of wine
    Third Classified Growth
  • Appellation
    Margaux
  • Superficy
    94 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    30 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    50% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2024 and 2045
  • Wine apogee
    2034
  • How is it now?
    Encore jeune on doit le garder en cave
  • Service temperature
    16.5-18°

The vineyard

This Red wine (Classified Growth) from Margaux is made with a vineyard that has an area of 94 hectares by Château Giscours. The average age of the vines is 30 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 18 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 50% of new barrels.

Margaux

The AOC Margaux extends to the south of the Médoc over 1,490 ha and produces an average of 62,500 hl of red wines per year.
The appellation selects the best soils and has some of the most beautiful bass ridges in all of Bordeaux. It is one of the most prestigious appellations in the Médoc and also one of the largest. Margaux includes five municipalities: Arsac, Cantenac, Labarde, Margaux and Soussans.
The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot make fine, elegant wines with a harmonious, full mouth, supported by a fine frame of delicate and tasty tannins. The finish is all in harmony and elegance. Margaux is a feminine wine, which keeps and evolves throughout its life.