2018 Giscours Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 97 WE 96 DC 95 JL 95 WS 95 VN 94 JD 93
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, February 2021

Black currant, dried-blueberry, oyster-shell, black-olive, black truffle, and bitter-chocolate aromas. It’s full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Savory and mineral layers interplay with the black...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, May 2021

Always a significant wine, this latest release with powerful while also stylish black fruits fits into a well-regarded tradition. The density and broad fruitiness of the wine make fine foils for each other. It is firmly...
DC 95

Decanter, April 2019

Deep purple in colour with violet edging, this is beating fast with juicy bramble fruit and life. You can feel the texture of the berries in the mouth, making this a luxurious, confident Giscours, with swirls of smoke...
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

Floral in nature, you find a sweetness and purity in the deep red fruits along with the violet bouquet that quickly grabs your interest. The wine is rich, sensuous, silky, sexy and lively. Concentrated with width, length...
WS 95

Wine Spectator, January 2021

Very expressive, with violet and lilac notes followed by creamed plum and mulled blackberry and black currant fruit flavors. Subtle anise, juniper and sanguine notes thread the very long finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot...
VN 94

Vinous, February 2022

The 2018 Giscours was tasted alongside the 2019 for comparison. This is more extravagant on the nose, delivering slightly more red fruit, black pepper and touches of graphite. This has opened since I last tasted it. The...
JD 93

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

Lots of ripe black cherry and cassis fruits as well as graphite, lead pencil, and scorched earth notes emerge from the 2018 Château Giscours, a medium-bodied Margaux that has a fresh, focused texture, plenty of underlying...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Margaux
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
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.

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the exquisite 2018 Giscours Bordeaux Blend from the iconic region of Margaux in France. This captivating wine is a true testament to the artistry and craftsmanship of the renowned producer, Giscours.

In the glass, the 2018 Giscours displays a deep, alluring red color that is reminiscent of a velvety sunset. Its rich and complex aromas immediately captivate the senses, with notes of black currant, dried blueberry, and black olive intertwining with hints of oyster shell, black truffle, and bitter chocolate. It is a symphony of scents that promises a truly remarkable tasting experience.

On the palate, this wine is nothing short of extraordinary. It is full-bodied, with firm yet fine-grained tannins that provide a sense of structure and elegance. The freshness of its acidity beautifully complements the savory and mineral layers that interplay with the luscious black fruit flavors. It is a powerful and chewy wine, yet remarkably polished and beautiful.

The wine critics have been unanimous in their praise for the 2018 Giscours. Esteemed wine critic James Suckling awarded it an impressive score of 97 points, describing it as a wine that will truly shine from 2024 onwards. Wine Enthusiast also bestowed upon it a score of 96 points, highlighting its density, broad fruitiness, and potential for aging.

Jeff Leve, a respected voice in the wine world, was captivated by the wine's floral nature and the sweetness and purity of its deep red fruits. He awarded it a score of 95 points and predicted that it will continue to evolve and improve over the next three decades.

Decanter magazine was equally enamored with the 2018 Giscours, awarding it a score of 95 points and praising its luxurious and confident character. They noted its effortless tannins and declared it a wine that easily stands up to the esteemed 2015 and 2016 vintages.

Vinous, another respected publication, awarded the 2018 Giscours a score of 94 points. They praised its extravagant nose, bold tannins, and sensual palate. Neal Martin, the reviewer, remarked that while the 2019 vintage may have more precision, the 2018 is undeniably fine.

The wine also received high accolades from Wine Spectator, Jeb Dunnuck, and Vinous, further cementing its status as a truly exceptional Bordeaux Blend.

In conclusion, the 2018 Giscours is a wine that embodies the very essence of elegance and sophistication. Its harmonious blend of flavors, impeccable structure, and impressive aging potential make it a true gem in the world of Bordeaux wines. Whether you choose to savor it now or cellar it for future enjoyment, this wine is certain to provide an unforgettable experience.