2017 Giscours Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
2017 Giscours Bordeaux Blend
  • WE 96
  • JL 94
  • JS 94
  • DC 94
  • JL 93
  • VN 93
  • WS 91

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Reg: $60.94

$59.94

This product is
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WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, March 2020
This wine is rich with tannins and ripe black fruits. A core of lusciousness gives the wine weight and density. It will be a fine wine to drink from 2024. - ROGER VOSS
JL 94
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2018
(92-94) Flowers, thyme, red fruits and just a hint of espresso arise but most of what will transpire is being held in reserve. On the palate, the energetic, red berries offer sweetness, purity and silky tannins. The...   (92-94) Flowers, thyme, red fruits and just a hint of espresso arise but most of what will transpire is being held in reserve. On the palate, the energetic, red berries offer sweetness, purity and silky tannins. The finish is fruity, bright and long. The wine was produced blending 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.2% alcohol with a pH of 3.65. The picking took place from September 15 to October 5.  
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, January 2020
Subtle aromas of ripe fruit with plums and hints of clove and stone. Complex. Medium to full body with a fine line of tannins running through the mid-palate. Fresh and creamy texture. A blend of 71% cabernet sauvignon...   Subtle aromas of ripe fruit with plums and hints of clove and stone. Complex. Medium to full body with a fine line of tannins running through the mid-palate. Fresh and creamy texture. A blend of 71% cabernet sauvignon, 24% merlot and 5% petit verdot. Drink after 2021.  
DC 94
Decanter, November 2019
Soft and a touch earth on the attack but pulls itself together to show firmly in-control tannins. There is a natural austerity offset by a clear punch of redcurrant, raspberry and autumnal fruits. Good freshness, softened...   Soft and a touch earth on the attack but pulls itself together to show firmly in-control tannins. There is a natural austerity offset by a clear punch of redcurrant, raspberry and autumnal fruits. Good freshness, softened by smoked cedar on the finish. Reminds me of an early stage 2011, and this wine in 2017 seems set to age just as gracefully in the end.  
JL 93
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2020
Beautiful, elegant, fresh, refined and silky, this medium-bodied effort shows off its floral character, energetic, ripe, red fruit character with ease. This will age quite nicely. Read more...   Beautiful, elegant, fresh, refined and silky, this medium-bodied effort shows off its floral character, energetic, ripe, red fruit character with ease. This will age quite nicely. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2017+Giscours  
VN 93
Vinous, March 2020
The 2017 Giscours is the result of an especially stringent selection, the most dramatic at the property going back to 1995. Medium in body, with terrific freshness and energy, the 2017 shows very well today. Dark red...   The 2017 Giscours is the result of an especially stringent selection, the most dramatic at the property going back to 1995. Medium in body, with terrific freshness and energy, the 2017 shows very well today. Dark red cherry, red plum, spice, licorice, tobacco and savory herbs all grace the glassy, understated Giscours. I can't wait to see how the 2017 ages given its vibrancy and terrific sense of harmony. -- Antonio Galloni  
WS 91
Wine Spectator, March 2020
A savory edge leads the way here, featuring a mix of red and black cherry fruit infused with black tea and juniper notes. The silky finish lets everything linger easily in unison. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit...   A savory edge leads the way here, featuring a mix of red and black cherry fruit infused with black tea and juniper notes. The silky finish lets everything linger easily in unison. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2030. — JM  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

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.