2010 Giscours Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L

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  • WS 94
  • WA 93

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JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
This is very structured and muscular with a lots of toasty new wood showing now but if you dig deep you see a rich and beautiful fruit and velvety tannin structure. Is this the new 1970? Very sexy.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Polished with lots of alluring mocha and licorice notes leading the way followed by creamy blueberry blackberry and black cherry fruit. The finish is long and creamy. -J.M.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2016
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... 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. - Neal Martin
JJB 94
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, April 2011
60% cabernet sauvignon 32% merlot 5% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot. Aged 15-17 months in approx 50% new oak. This high-toned effort boasts perfumed aromas of red and black currant followed by cacao and cherry cola... 60% cabernet sauvignon 32% merlot 5% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot. Aged 15-17 months in approx 50% new oak. This high-toned effort boasts perfumed aromas of red and black currant followed by cacao and cherry cola and a hint of rose petal. Sleek and slender this wine offers great acid and minerality. Great balance. This will drink well for well 2-3 decades.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2010

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.