Grapes: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc.
Region: France> Bordeaux> Haut-Medoc> Margaux.
Notes: 2nd label of Chateau Giscours (Grand Cru, 3rd growth), RTD (ready to drink).
Description: The wine comes from a selection of Chateau Giscours youngest vines. The vinification and aging benefit from the same care as the Grand Vin. Located on deep gravel and sand from the Garonne river. The vines are hand picked and hand sorted, then placed in concrete vats for fermentation. Aged in 100% French oak (fine grain and medium toast) for 12 months.
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: The color is dark garnet with slight browning at the rim. The nose exhibits musk and leather. On the palate, animal character with good structure and nice acidity. Surprisingly juicy core with dusty tannins. Vibrant dried currants, loam, and dried roots. Good gravel and tobacco core with a hint of papaya and violet underbrush.
No real decanting needed. Just allow the wine to open in your glass as you enjoy.