1995 Giscours Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML

  • WS 92
  • IWC 90

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WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 1998
A very refined red. One of the best Giscours in years. Wonderful aromas of crushed raspberries, blackberries and other fruits. Full-bodied, with very fine tannins and a long, caressing finish. All in finesse. Best after... A very refined red. One of the best Giscours in years. Wonderful aromas of crushed raspberries, blackberries and other fruits. Full-bodied, with very fine tannins and a long, caressing finish. All in finesse. Best after 2001. 20,000 cases made. –JS
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2012
(60% merlot and 40% cabernet sauvignon; 25.8 g/l dry extract; 12.8% alcohol): Medium-deep ruby-red. Initially inexpressive nose opens with aeration to reveal aromas of dark plum, caramel, coffee, underbrush and a whiff of... (60% merlot and 40% cabernet sauvignon; 25.8 g/l dry extract; 12.8% alcohol): Medium-deep ruby-red. Initially inexpressive nose opens with aeration to reveal aromas of dark plum, caramel, coffee, underbrush and a whiff of leafy reduction. Sweeter and richer in the mouth than the nose suggests, offering very ripe flavors of red cherry, smoky plum, incense, bay leaf and chocolatey black pepper. The finish is clean, tactile and long but seems a little chunky and one-dimensional today; but this baby still needs plenty of patience. This is an interesting Giscours if for no other reason than its unusually large merlot component, but the Tari family, who owned Giscours back then, had purposely increased plantings of this variety and a number of vintages of the '80s and '90s contain more merlot than was usual on the Left Bank. - Ian D'Agata
JJB 92
David Greenwald - JJ Buckley, February 2017
After 20+ years this still feels surprisingly youthful. A nose of licorice and dried dark fruit is bolstered by a more robust leathery aroma accompanied by tea leaves. The fruit carries over with cranberry and cherry... After 20+ years this still feels surprisingly youthful. A nose of licorice and dried dark fruit is bolstered by a more robust leathery aroma accompanied by tea leaves. The fruit carries over with cranberry and cherry, while a subtle note of tobacco sits inside fine, soft tannins. A vibrant streak of acidity serves as a reminder that this wine still has some years ahead of it. The finish is pleasantly long, offering blackberry, crushed pepper, and forest floor. Elegant in style, the ’95 Giscours is alive and well. Drink now and over the next 7+ years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 1995

Label

The first label of Chateau Giscours has great finesse and elegance. The aging potential of this great wine is between 8 and 20 years or even more for the most exceptional vintages.

Winery

Giscours

Chateau Giscours is a large wine estate in the Margaux appellation of Bordeaux. it was rated as a third growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification.

Giscours has a long, rich history which can be traced back to the 14th century. The real beginning came in 1552 when Pierre de Lhomme, a wealthy Bordeaux draper, bought a nobleman’s house called “Guyscoutz”. He proceeded to turn it into a vast estate and planted the first vines.

It was in the 19th century that the estate gained much of its finery and reputation, with transformation of the chateau into a neoclassical palace, the modernization of production facilities, and the construction of large buildings. In 1995, the property was acquired by Dutch businessman Eric Albada Jelgersma.

The Giscours vineyard has 102 hectares, planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot on gravel and sand. A 63-hectare plot, adjacent to Giscours but outside the Margaux boundary, is bottled as Le Haut Medoc de Giscours.