2014 Giscours Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

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...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2014
Size 750ML
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.

The 2014 Giscours Bordeaux Blend from Margaux, Bordeaux, France, is a red wine with a 13.5% alcohol content. Produced by Giscours, this vintage has garnered notable attention and high praise from several wine critics.

Wine Enthusiast's Roger Voss awarded this wine an impressive 95 points, highlighting its "dry and concentrated" profile with "swathes of rich tannins." Voss noted the wine's dark and dense nature, with an undertow of ripe black fruit, suggesting it possesses "considerable aging potential." He recommended drinking this "serious wine" from 2025 onwards.

James Suckling also gave the 2014 Giscours a high score of 95 points, describing it as full-bodied with a solid and dense character. Suckling emphasized its aromatic profile, mentioning "blueberries, tar, and licorice on the nose," and praised its "velvety tannins" and "long finish." He suggested that the wine needs "at least two or three years to soften."

Wine Spectator's JM rated this wine 91 points, noting its "caressing feel from the start," with "alluring black tea and incense notes" intertwined with "lightly macerated plum, blackberry, and black currant fruit flavors." A "floral accent gilds the finish," making it a "pretty wine" that is best consumed between 2018 and 2028. With 23,335 cases produced, this wine is widely available.

Neal Martin from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded the wine 92 points, commending its sophistication and complexity. Martin observed "more fruit concentration with red cherries, raspberry, and blackcurrant laced with cedar and graphite." The "medium-bodied" wine boasts "fine tannin" and a "precise finish," projecting it should "drink well for 20 years."

Jeff Leve from TheWineCellarInsider.com also scored it 92 points, appreciating its "polished tannins" and "pure, ripe, fresh, sweet, dark red fruits." Leve mentioned the wine's "silky textured, fresh finish," which is already showing well and may even score higher as it ages.

Finally, Jane Anson gave it 93 points, recognizing its "firm tannins" and "beautiful depths to the espresso and cocoa bean accents," alongside "blueberry and cassis fruits" wrapped in "silky tannins." Anson noted its "great quality and balance," with a harvest period from September 22 to October 16 and 50% new oak influence.

Overall, the 2014 Giscours Bordeaux Blend is a well-regarded wine with strong aging potential, characterized by its rich tannins, complex fruit profile, and balanced finish.