2015 Château Giscours Margaux Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note
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.
5,056 Views Tasted Sep 19, 2023
Packed with notes of flowers, sweet, red fruits, tobacco leaf, cherries, and plums, this gorgeous wine is rich, lush, fresh, round, and complex. Yes, it is still a baby. But there is so much going on here, that it is impossible not to finish the bottle with dinner, even at this early stage of development. Drink from 2025-2050.
8,905 Views Tasted Jul 8, 2022
The best Giscours ever! The depth of color is there, and so is the depth of flavor in the fruit. On the palate, the wine is full bodied, lushly textured and loaded with sweet, dark fruits, hints of truffle, tobacco and black plums. On the palate the wine is soft, elegant, soft and fresh. There is a lot of juice in the fruits that you can feel as well as taste. This will age for 2-3 decades with little effort.
11,290 Views Tasted May 21, 2018
This is just great wine. Everything is in balance here. Full bodied, and loaded with sweet, fresh, ripe, masterfully, pure, cherry, plum and blackberry notes, the wine is elegant, long and complex. The complex notes of cedar, tobacco leaf, forest floor, and spring flowers add to the ripe, juicy, deep red fruits. The finish lingers and expands. This should provide at least 3 decades or longer of pure pleasure. This is clearly the best wine ever produced at Giscours!
11,724 Views Tasted Mar 12, 2018
Firing on all cylinders today. There is a lot going on here, with all its floral, truffle and pure fruits, this is already sublime. Add the silky polished textures and you have a real winner. This is probably going to be at, or better than the 2009 and 2010, this is a beauty that will easily hit the top of my score range.
11,756 Views Tasted Jul 12, 2017
With a dark, ruby color, the violet aromas really get you going, that is until you get hit with the sweet, black, juicy plums, cocoa, black cherry and thyme. Full-bodied, plush and polished with more concentration, structure and opulence than you normally find at Giscours. The finish is all about the freshness and focused vibrant, spicy, sweet, ripe, dark, red berries. This wine was produced from a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.7% ABV and a 3.6 pH. The picking ranged from September 10 to October 9 and the Grand Vin represents 68% of the harvest. 94 - 96 Pts
10,956 Views Tasted Apr 21, 2016
When to Drink Chateau Giscours, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Chateau Giscours needs time before it can be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 2-3 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.
Chateau Giscours is usually better with at least 10-12 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Giscours offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 12-30 years of age after the vintage.
Serving Chateau Giscours, with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau Giscours is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Chateau Giscours is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Giscours is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.
A 63-hectare plot of vines adjacent to Chateau Giscours, but just outside the boundaries of the Margaux appellation, is the grape source for their wine produced and bottled as Le Haut Medoc de Giscours.
Both those estates are classified as Cru Bourgeois wines from the Haut Medoc appellation. The same technical team that produces Chateau Giscours is in charge of making their Haut Medoc wines as well.