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“Enjoyable depth and spiciness”
Wine Region: Bordeaux - France
Grape: 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc.
Tasting notes: Intense aromas of ripe black fruits and smoky notes. Well-balanced structure with depth and hints of spices. Juicy and open, persistent finish.
96 points Wine Enthusiast
Outer quote mark This wine is rich with tannins and ripe black fruits. A core of lusciousness gives the wine weight and density. It will be a fine wine to drink from 2024. *Cellar Selection* (RV) Inner quote mark (1/2020)
94 points James Suckling
Outer quote mark Subtle aromas of ripe fruit with plums and hints of clove and stone. Complex. Medium to full body with a fine line of tannins running through the mid-palate. Fresh and creamy texture. Inner quote mark (1/2020)
93 points Decanter
Outer quote mark An accomplished, enjoyable Giscours. The fruit character is less generous than 2015 and 2016, but it still has presence and charm. Damson, bilberry, charcoal and slate are cradled by fine tannins that point to well-controlled extraction. There's no dip through the mid-palate, and the overall structure is juicy and elegant rather than exuberant. A juicy frame that will age well. (JA) Inner quote mark (4/2018)
93 points Vinous
Outer quote mark The 2017 Giscours is the result of an especially stringent selection, the most dramatic at the property going back to 1995. Medium in body, with terrific freshness and energy, the 2017 shows very well today. Dark red cherry, red plum, spice, licorice, tobacco and savory herbs all grace the glassy, understated Giscours. I can't wait to see how the 2017 ages given its vibrancy and terrific sense of harmony. (AG) Inner quote mark (3/2020)
91 points Wine Spectator
Outer quote mark A savory edge leads the way here, featuring a mix of red and black cherry fruit infused with black tea and juniper notes. The silky finish lets everything linger easily in unison. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. (JM) Inner quote mark (3/2020)
89-91 points Jeb Dunnuck
Outer quote mark An up and coming Margaux estate, the 2017 Château Giscours offers a complex bouquet of sandalwood, damp flowers, sous bois, and spicy red fruits. It’s slightly stretched and firm on the palate, with medium-bodied richness. I’d like to see more fat and texture here, but I suspect it will put on more weight with time in barrel and bottle. It should drink nicely for a decade. Inner quote mark (4/2018)
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Outer quote mark Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Giscours offers pretty plum preserves, warm cassis and wilted roses scents with fragrant earth and cinnamon stick hints. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant and plush with lovely expressiveness and a bit of spice on the finish. (LPB) Inner quote mark (3/2020)
About the Winery: Château Giscours is one of the largest Margaux properties and is 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 the property to Dutch businessman Eric Albada Jelgersma.
Giscours's wine is typically a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled tanks and the wine is then aged in small oak barrels (30-40% new) for 18 months.
Giscours produces richly aromatic wines that are surprisingly powerful on the palate, displaying ripe, black fruit with hints of cedar and new oak.
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