2005 Giscours Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

  • JS 95
  • WE 95
  • WS 93
  • WA 92
  • IWC 91

Reg: $209.94

$174.94

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Reg: $209.94

$174.94

1 in stock

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JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, October 2015
This is a beautiful Giscours with tension and finesse. It's full-bodied and shows plenty of berry and spice character, not to mention a long, silky-textured finish. It seduces you with each sip. Why wait?
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2008
This chateau gets better and better. The wine has power, but it is harnessed by the intense fruits, the blackberry flavors, the density and the wood. With the power, though, comes elegance, resulting in a wine that is... This chateau gets better and better. The wine has power, but it is harnessed by the intense fruits, the blackberry flavors, the density and the wood. With the power, though, comes elegance, resulting in a wine that is ready to develop over many years.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
Displays blackberry cherry and hints of sweet tobacco. Full-bodied with soft velvety tannins and a long caressing finish. Very pretty and solid. This is structured and chewy. Needs time. Best after 2013. 20830 cases made... Displays blackberry cherry and hints of sweet tobacco. Full-bodied with soft velvety tannins and a long caressing finish. Very pretty and solid. This is structured and chewy. Needs time. Best after 2013. 20830 cases made. –JS
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2016
Tasted at the Château Giscours vertical, the 2005 Château Giscours is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot picked between September 22 and October 6. Conspicuously deep in color, both the aromatics and palate... Tasted at the Château Giscours vertical, the 2005 Château Giscours is a blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Merlot picked between September 22 and October 6. Conspicuously deep in color, both the aromatics and palate replicate the strong performance from earlier this year. The bouquet offers very fine intensity with blackberry and cedar, here a tinge of cassis that becomes accentuated with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, slightly grainy tannin. It is very well balanced and almost Saint Julien in style. It is clearly very focused with a sustained, mineral-rich finish that (as I said before) contains real energy. This is an excellent Giscours that will age nicely over the next 20-25 years. Tasted June 2015. - Neal Martin
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
Good ruby-red. Lovely lift to the aromas of black fruits licorice and minerals. Pure intense and sweet offering an enticing combination of black fruit mineral and dark chocolate flavors. Finishes long and sweet with... Good ruby-red. Lovely lift to the aromas of black fruits licorice and minerals. Pure intense and sweet offering an enticing combination of black fruit mineral and dark chocolate flavors. Finishes long and sweet with plenty of tannic structure and a lingering note of bitter chocolate. A juicy serious wine with some power. This has turned out very well.
JJB 93
Mike Supple - JJ Buckley, April 2006
Opaque purple. Spicy nose with hints of sour cherry eucalyptus and green olive. Lush and rich on the front of the palate followed by a huge tannic finish with lingering plum and coffee flavors. Will require some cellating... Opaque purple. Spicy nose with hints of sour cherry eucalyptus and green olive. Lush and rich on the front of the palate followed by a huge tannic finish with lingering plum and coffee flavors. Will require some cellating but this is an excellent wine and a great value.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2005

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.