Region: France> Bordeaux> Margaux
Grape: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot.
Notes: Organic. Aged In oak (50% new oak) for 15-18 months. 3rd Growth based on 1855 Bordeaux Classification.
Description: Chateau Giscours has a long, rich history, which can be traced back to the 14th century. The first vines were planted in 1552 by Pierre de Lhomme. The terroir is like no other, located in the Margaux appellation, in the commune of Labarde and Arsac.
Three magnificent gravel hilltops deposited by the Garonne river at the beginning of the Quaternary era is one important reason for its unique and complex character. Today, the winemaking team has been supported by heavyweights such as Frederic Ardouin from Latour and Dr. Kees Van Leeuwen of Cheval Blanc.
The Giscous estate makes stellar, terroir-driven wines of superior quality and ageing potential.
recent tasting notes (4/17/20): RTD (ready to drink), This is classic mature bordeaux that speaks to collectors that patiently wait for tertiary aromas and flavors to express themselves. Garnet color with a brickish red/browning at the rim. Aromas of boysenberry compote surrounded by sweaty leather and old wooden floor. Surprisingly good acid/ alcohol balance with sweet oak tannins, tobacco, and dried black fruits. Long rustic cherry and leather finish.
No decanting needed. Just allow the wine to open in your glass. Delicious.