2014 Giscours Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 1.5L
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JS 95 WE 95 JA 93 JL 92 WA 92 WS 91
JS 95

jamessuckling.com, February 2017

Blueberries, tar and licorice on the nose. Full-bodied, solid and dense. Velvety tannins. Long finish. Down on this! Needs at least two or three years to soften.
WE 95

Wine Enthusiast, February 2017

Still dry and concentrated and with swathes of rich tannins, the wine is dark and dense. The undertow of ripe black fruit is impressive. It obviously has considerable aging potential, Drink this serious wine from 2025...
JA 93

janeanson.com, February 2024

Firm tannins still as it hits the 10 year mark, with beautiful depths to the espresso and cocoa bean accents, along with blubeberry and cassis fruits, all wrapped up in silky tannins. Great quality and balance. Harvest...
JL 92

TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2017

Polished tannins, pure, ripe, fresh, sweet, dark, red fruits, and a silky textured, fresh finish are really already showing well, with little effort. As this ages, it could score higher. Read more...
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2017

The 2014 Giscours has come on leaps and bounds since I tasted it twice in barrel. It is clearly more sophisticated and complex than the du Tertre on the nose. For a start, there is more fruit concentration with red...
WS 91

Wine Spectator, March 2017

This shows a caressing feel from the start, with alluring black tea and incense notes weaving around lightly macerated plum, blackberry and black currant fruit flavors. A floral accent gilds the finish. Pretty wine. Best...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2014
Size 1.5L
Percent alcohol 13.5%

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.

This captivating 2014 Giscours Bordeaux Blend from the Margaux region in France is a true gem for wine enthusiasts. With its deep red color and exquisite taste, it is truly a wine to savor and appreciate.

Upon first glance, this wine exudes elegance with its deep, dark hue that hints at its rich and concentrated nature. The nose is a symphony of aromas, with notes of blueberries, tar, licorice, ripe black fruit, red cherries, raspberry, and blackcurrant. This complex bouquet is complemented by hints of cedar, graphite, black tea, and incense, creating a truly captivating sensory experience.

On the palate, the 2014 Giscours showcases its sophistication and finesse. It is full-bodied and solid, with a velvety texture that caresses the tongue. The tannins are well-integrated, adding structure and depth to the wine. The taste is a harmonious blend of dark, sweet, and fresh red fruits, with a touch of floral accents that linger on the finish.

This wine has received high praise from renowned wine experts. Wine Enthusiast awarded it an impressive score of 95, highlighting its dryness, concentration, and impressive aging potential. Wine Spectator also bestowed upon it a score of 91, noting its alluring qualities and recommending it for enjoyment between 2018 and 2028. James Suckling praised its intensity and longevity, giving it a score of 95 and suggesting a few years of aging to soften its character. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it a score of 92, commending its sophistication, complexity, and precise finish. Jeff Leve, from TheWineCellarInsider.com, also praised its polished tannins, fresh sweetness, and silky texture.

Overall, this 2014 Giscours Bordeaux Blend is a wine that demands attention and appreciation. Its complexity, concentration, and aging potential make it a standout choice for collectors and connoisseurs alike. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, this wine is sure to delight and impress.