2009 Giscours Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 6L

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

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$695.00

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Reg: $775.00

$695.00

This product is
out of stock

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WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, February 2012
Dark and structured this is a firm wine. It has a smoky wood character powerful tannins over intensely ripe fruit. Acidity and sweetness balance to give a dense wine powered with richness and destined to age for many years.
JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2012
Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and flowers. Very beautiful. Full body, with a solid core of fruit and firm tannins. Balanced and refined. This is ultra-refined. Best wine from here since 1970. One of the great values... Aromas of blueberries, blackberries and flowers. Very beautiful. Full body, with a solid core of fruit and firm tannins. Balanced and refined. This is ultra-refined. Best wine from here since 1970. One of the great values of the vintage. Best after 2018.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
This is alluring with lots of incense warm espresso and roasted mesquite notes leading the way for a sleek core of mouthwatering black currant and blackberry fruit. The long finish lets the mesquite edge linger with... This is alluring with lots of incense warm espresso and roasted mesquite notes leading the way for a sleek core of mouthwatering black currant and blackberry fruit. The long finish lets the mesquite edge linger with well-embedded grip. Rock-solid. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2014 through 2029. Tasted twice with consistent notes. -JM
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2016
Tasted at the Château Giscours vertical, the 2009 Château Giscours is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot picked between September 22 and October 13. Deep garnet in color, it has a sumptuous... Tasted at the Château Giscours vertical, the 2009 Château Giscours is a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 7% Petit Verdot picked between September 22 and October 13. Deep garnet in color, it has a sumptuous bouquet with blackberry, saddle leather, forest floor and even just a faint touch of juniper berries. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, lightly grained tannin. This is a very harmonious Giscours with cedar and a pinch of black pepper sprinkled over the black fruit. It is certainly well proportioned with one of the more "masculine" finishes for the vintage. Showing better than when I tasted it blind a couple of years ago, this is an excellent Margaux that should drink earlier than the succeeding vintage. Tasted June 2015. - Neal Martin
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Good dark red. Blackberry licorice leather chocolate and a whiff of peat on the nose. Intensely flavored fine-grained and lively with noteworthy energy to its dark berry and dark chocolate flavors. A firmly built wine... Good dark red. Blackberry licorice leather chocolate and a whiff of peat on the nose. Intensely flavored fine-grained and lively with noteworthy energy to its dark berry and dark chocolate flavors. A firmly built wine in a rather cool style for the year finishing with chocolatey tannins a lightly herbal quality and very good length. Very well done.
JJB 93
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, January 2012
53% cabernet sauvignon 40% merlot 7% cabernet franc. Dark at the core with a medium bright red rim. Chocolaty and decidedly modern on the nose with supple black fruits and high tones dark red fruits. Forest raspberry... 53% cabernet sauvignon 40% merlot 7% cabernet franc. Dark at the core with a medium bright red rim. Chocolaty and decidedly modern on the nose with supple black fruits and high tones dark red fruits. Forest raspberry ripe cherry and all spice complement aromas of dusty cocoa and vanilla bean. The palate is dry with oak complementing an array of dark red fruits. The finish is long with well integrated tannins and subtle oak undertones.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2009

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.