Château Giscours, 3eme Cru Classé, Margaux, 2018

  Château Giscours

Château Giscours, 3eme Cru Classé, Margaux

This is one of the most attractive barrel samples we can recall tasting from Chateau Giscours. Cool, pure, sleek fruit - much more refined than usual, and there is some real concentration. Notes of cloves, sultry dark fruits and minerals. It's not refined like Brane Cantenac or Rauzan Segla, but it is cohesive, balanced and the tannins are quite fluffy and laced with dark berries and chocolate. A good honest Giscours.

Contains Sulphites.

About Château Giscours

Giscours is a 3ème Cru Classé, located in the appellation of Margaux.

Appellation: Margaux

The wines tend to show more perfume and roundness than neighbour St-Julien, Pauillac, and St-Estèphe, whilst retaining a certain structure and concentration. Margaux is the most southerly and most extensive of the famous Médoc communes, a patchwork of vineyards with lesser parcels classed purely as Haut-Médoc. A myriad of soil mixtures can be found, clay, limestone, and gravel. Though quality is not always consistent here, the potential is great as more Margaux properties were included in the 1855 classification of the Médoc and Graves than any other appellation.

The two leading lights are the highly sought after Châteaux Margaux and Palmer, though there are several other solid performers including Brane-Cantenac, Rauzan-Ségla, Durfort-Vivens, Lascombes, Giscours, Ferrières, Malescot St Exupery and Luc Thienpont’s new boutique vineyard, Clos des Quatre Vents.

Grape Blend: Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Cab. Franc

The hallowed Bordeaux trinity of grape varieties that form the stock left bank blend. Cabernet's Sauvignon's acidic, tannic complex qualities marry ideally with Merlot's sweet, softy flesh characteristics, and Cabernet Franc's finesse and freshness. This classic combination has worked so successfully in Bordeaux that it is now mirrored the world over, particularly in warm sunny climates such as the Languedoc, Tuscany, South Africa, Australia and Napa Valley.