2012 Giscours Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
Reg: $89.94
In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Immediately
Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending
Most orders placed M-F by 3pm (PT) ship same day.
Orders placed on a weekend or holiday will ship the next business day.
Shipping Info

Free storage available
Wine Storage


WE 95 JA 93 DC 92 JS 92 VN 92 JL 91 TWI 90 WS 90
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, April 2013

(93–95 points) 93–95. Barrel sample. This firm, dry wine is solidly rich and full in the mouth. With fine acidity and black currant fruit that show through the tannins, it is a wine with considerable potential. ROGER VOSS
JA 93

janeanson.com, February 2024

Another success in a run of good vintages at Giscours since 2010, showcasing the gourmet, unfussy and easy to approach quality of the 2012 vintage. Fennel and cocoa bean notes dust the sweet damson and blackberry fruits...
DC 92

Decanter, November 2018

This is not as concentrated as some vintages, but is an enjoyable Giscours with plenty going for it over the medium term. Smoky black fruit aromas lead to good weight on the attack and through the mid-palate, suggesting...
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, November 2015

A bright and fruity wine with a hot stone and currant character. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a fresh finish. Citrus undertone. Drink or hold.
VN 92

Vinous, January 2016

The 2012 Giscours offers up a profile of savory herbs, smoke, tobacco, licorice, dried rose petal, all backed up by beams of tannin that will ensure the 2012 will drink well for another decade plus. The Giscours is a bit...
JL 91

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2015

Truffle, fresh herbs, blackberries and black cherry scents create the perfume. A few years in the cellar will help add more layers of complexity and softness to this charming wine. Read more...
TWI 90

The Wine Independent, February 2023

Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2012 Giscours delivers expressive scents of baked plums, Morello cherries, and redcurrant jelly with hints of dried lavender, fried herbs, and tobacco. The medium-bodied palate is...
WS 90

Wine Spectator, March 2015

This has a noticeable pepper and charcoal backdrop, but the core of black tea, crushed plum and warm currant confiture holds sway overall, while refined tannins carry the finish. Should fill out a bit more with cellaring...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2012
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.

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.

The 2012 Giscours is a Bordeaux Blend red wine from the renowned Margaux region of Bordeaux, France. With a deep red color and a complex flavor profile, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning palates.

On the nose, the 2012 Giscours offers smoky black fruit aromas that invite you to take a sip. As you taste, you'll notice the good weight on the attack and through the mid-palate, indicating careful and well-controlled extraction of ripe fruits. While not as concentrated as some vintages, this wine still has an enjoyable depth and spiciness.

The acidity of the 2012 Giscours is juicy rather than tight, adding a refreshing element to the overall experience. This wine takes its time to open up, but once it does, it reveals layers of complexity and softness. With a medium-term aging potential, this Giscours is perfect for those who appreciate a well-developed wine.

According to reviews, the 2012 Giscours has received high praise from critics. Decanter awarded it a score of 92, describing it as an enjoyable wine with plenty to offer. James Suckling also gave it a score of 92, highlighting its bright and fruity character with silky tannins and a fresh finish.

Jeff Leve, from TheWineCellarInsider.com, gave it a score of 91 and suggested that a few years in the cellar would enhance its complexity and softness. Vinous, on the other hand, gave it a score of 92 and praised its profile of savory herbs, smoke, and dried rose petal.

Wine Enthusiast awarded the 2012 Giscours an impressive score of 95, calling it firm, dry, and solidly rich. Finally, Wine Spectator gave it a score of 90 and noted its noticeable pepper and charcoal backdrop, balanced by black tea and warm currant confiture.

Overall, the 2012 Giscours is a wine that showcases the best qualities of the Margaux region. With its depth, complexity, and aging potential, it is a wine that will continue to impress for years to come.