An elegantly rare red wine from Margaux
Classified Third Growth in the Margaux appellation, Chateau Giscours is a red wine produced on a vineyard that covers 94 hectares. The vines grown on the vineyard are Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (32%), Cabernet Franc (5%) and Petit Verdot (3%). The terroir is composed of gravel from the Garonne and sand. The wine is aged for 15-18 months, depending on the vintage, in French oak barrels. 2010's vintage is a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot.
Chateau Giscours 2010 is a fine wine with incomparable elegance. It's cleverly presented marriage between delicacy and the persistence of the aromas, define it as a fantastic wine from Margaux. The Grand Cru has excellent aging potential from 8-20, depending on the vintage
This commentary describes the general profile of the wine. It is important to take into account the specific product and how it ages over time.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the Château Giscours vertical, the 2010 Château Giscours is a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot picked between September 27 and October 14. I contrasted this directly against the superb 2009, but I still maintain that this has the upper hand, albeit in a different style. The aromatics are very focused with black fruit, violets, fig and mineral scents that are very well defined. But you need patience - this is not as immediate as the previous vintage. The palate delivers, delivers and delivers brilliant delineation and poise, more freshness than it knows what to do with, an intensity that is supremely well focused and length in the mouth. There is even a dab of mint chocolate making a surprise appearance on the aftertaste. This is a very impressive Giscours. Tasted June 2015.