2015 Giscours Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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REVIEWS

WE 97 JS 96 DC 95 JL 95 VN 95 WA 94 JA 93 WS 93
WE 97

Wine Enthusiast, February 2018

This firm wine shows the tannic side of the vintage. Those tannins are dusty, enriched with black-currant fruits and a dense backdrop. The wine is concentrated and elegant, very ageworthy and not likely to be ready before...
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, February 2018

Plenty of violets and dark berries on offer here. This has a striking sense of purity as well as an energetic, regal palate. The structure is impressively groomed with effortless depth and length. A standout wine. Try...
DC 95

Decanter, November 2017

Deep, plush fruit which is hard to push through at first - it resists rather than giving way. There are layers of muscular fruit on the palate with some gorgeous touches of tobacco and charcoal. This is one to age - and...
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2023

Vibrant, floral, elegant, youthful, and fresh, the red fruits are silky, pure, expressive, long, and refined. There is a nice depth to the finish. Drink from 2025-2050.
VN 95

Vinous, July 2019

The 2015 Giscours has a beautiful, clean, pure bouquet of generous ripe black cherry, raspberry and crushed violet aromas that could only come from Margaux. The medium-bodied palate is quite dense but wonderfully poised...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2018

94+ Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Giscours opens with expressive cassis, blackberry and red currants on the nose with touches of cedar chest, roses and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied with a good core of...
JA 93

janeanson.com, February 2024

A ton of espresso and cocoa bean grilling on the opening, softening through to damson, black cherry, orange peel, touch of heat and this needs longer in bottle to soften out the concentrated, slightly awkward tannins...
WS 93

Wine Spectator, January 2018

Polished and rounded in feel, with a solid core of plum and blackberry compote flavors, lined with light hints of charcoal, tobacco and violet. Nice perfumy tobacco and warm tar notes show on the finish. Very...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2015
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
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 2015 Giscours is a Bordeaux Blend from the renowned Margaux region in France. This red wine is a true gem, with a deep garnet-purple color that immediately catches the eye. On the nose, it exudes an expressive bouquet of cassis, blackberry, and red currants, complemented by subtle hints of cedar chest, roses, and pencil lead.

As you take your first sip, you'll be greeted by a medium to full-bodied wine that showcases a muscular fruit core and firm, grainy tannins. The palate is filled with an abundance of sweet, dark fruits, including black plums, that are perfectly balanced with notes of truffle and tobacco. The wine's soft, elegant texture and fresh acidity make it a joy to drink.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded the 2015 Giscours an impressive score of 94+, praising its fruit expression and long finish. Jeff Leve from TheWineCellarInsider.com went even further, proclaiming it as the best Giscours ever. With a score of 96, he highlighted the wine's depth of color, flavor, and its potential to age effortlessly for 2-3 decades.

Wine Spectator also praised this Bordeaux Blend, awarding it a score of 93. They noted its polished and rounded feel, with a solid core of plum and blackberry flavors, as well as hints of charcoal, tobacco, and violet. James Suckling, another respected critic, bestowed a score of 96 upon the wine, describing it as having a striking sense of purity, an energetic palate, and impressive depth and length.

Vinous awarded the 2015 Giscours a score of 95, commending its clean and pure bouquet, generous ripe black cherry and raspberry aromas, and the impressive detail on the finish. Wine Enthusiast gave it an exceptional score of 97, recognizing its firm structure, dusty tannins, and concentrated and elegant character that is perfect for aging.

Decanter, another respected publication, awarded the wine a score of 95, describing it as having deep, plush fruit that resists rather than gives way, with layers of muscular fruit, touches of tobacco, and charcoal. They recommend aging this wine and suggest double-decanting if planning to open it within the next decade.

Overall, the 2015 Giscours is an outstanding Bordeaux Blend from Margaux that has received high praise from critics. With its expressive aromas, muscular fruit, and firm tannins, this wine promises a truly exceptional drinking experience. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, the 2015 Giscours is a standout wine that showcases the best of what the Margaux region has to offer.