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Chateau Giscours | Red | 2003 | Bordeaux | Left Bank - Vivino Rating 4.3

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Intro:

Château Giscours is one of the largest Margaux properties and now producing wine worthy of its 3ème Cru Classé status. It is located in the commune of Labarde and has over 80 hectares of vineyards.

Giscours was in a dire state when it was acquired by Nicholas Tari in 1952. He invested heavily and the quality of the wine improved beyond recognition. In 1995 he sold up the property to Dutch businessman Eric Albada Jelgersma.


Winery
: Château Giscours

Region: Bordeaux | Margaux (Left Bank)

Grapes: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot 

Aging: French Oak Barrels

Tasting Notes: Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Tasted at the Château Giscours vertical, the 2003 Château Giscours is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. Considering the vintage, the aromatics have retained a respectable degree of freshness, although it is not as nuanced or as complex as the previous two vintages. It offers redcurrant, leather and a touch of dark chocolate, perhaps reflecting the growing season more than the terroir. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe tannin. This is a little lactic on the mouth, smooth if not complex, but there is no flabbiness marking the finish and it offers decent length. Drink it over the next 5-8 years. Tasted June 2015.” (NM) July 2016

Rating: RP 90, WS 91, JS 93, 4.3 v

ABV: 13%  Decant: 2hrs  Serving temp: 16-18 °C  Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer Venison) , Poultry