CHATEAU GISCOURS - Margaux Grand Cru Classe, Bordeaux - France

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Product SKU
BO82
Vintage: 2015
It is of great finesse and elegance. Delicacy and power are combined in this flask to bring you the elegance expected of a great Margaux wine. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.
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Country FRANCE Region Margaux AOC Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot

Product Description

Description

Third Classified Growth in 1855. This Classified Growth is the first label of Château Giscours. It is of great finesse and elegance. Delicacy and power are combined in this flask to bring you the elegance expected of a great Margaux wine. The aging potential of this great wine is between 8 and 20 years or even more for the most exceptional vintages. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Serve at 17-18°C with braised cushion of veal.
  • Cheese This wine will be the perfect partner for a good selection of cheeses.
  • Legumes Pasta and boletus mushrooms or with quail and figs cooked in parchment paper.

Accolades

Awards

Wine Spectator 93 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 94 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

James Suckling 96 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

Wine Facts

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Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage 2015
Region Margaux AOC
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Alexander van BEEK Oenologist: Jacques BOISSENOT
Producer Eric Albada JELGERSMA
Average age of vines Average age of the vineyard: 25 years
Production method 300.000 bottles
Harvest method Manual harvest.
Fermentation & maceration Classical vinification in thermo-regulated concrete and stainless steel vats.
Aging Ageing for 15 to 18 months in French oak barrels, with 50% new oak.
Mouth Attribute Fresh, Frizzante, Long Finish, Smokey, Tannic
Nose Attribute Earthy, Fruity, Nutty, Toasted
SKU BO82

Vineyard Info

Giscours has a long, rich history, which can be traced back to the 14th century. At that time it was a defensive tower overlooking the surroundings land. 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.

Wine production was launched. It was in the 19th century under the Promis, the Pescatore and Cruse families that Giscours gained much of its finery: the château was transformed into a neoclassical palace, and the production facilities were modernized with the construction of huge buildings, including the famous "Ferme Suzanne". In 1995, a Dutch businessman, Eric Albada Jelgersma, took over management and set about meticulously renovating the vineyard and buildings to make this prestigious estate fully worthy of its third growth ranking in the 1855 classification.

Description

Third Classified Growth in 1855. This Classified Growth is the first label of Château Giscours. It is of great finesse and elegance. Delicacy and power are combined in this flask to bring you the elegance expected of a great Margaux wine. The aging potential of this great wine is between 8 and 20 years or even more for the most exceptional vintages. Vintage in image may vary. Refer to wine facts for current vintage.

How to pair it

  • Meat Serve at 17-18°C with braised cushion of veal.
  • Cheese This wine will be the perfect partner for a good selection of cheeses.
  • Legumes Pasta and boletus mushrooms or with quail and figs cooked in parchment paper.

Awards

Wine Spectator 93 Points

American wine lifestyle magazine and one of the top 3 in the USA, it offers wine ratings, interviews and wine news articles. Past wine critics include James Suckling.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 94 Points

Probably the most famous and influential wine critic and journalist in the world, Robert Parker founded the famous American magazine, The Wine Advocate and made his 100-point system a benchmark for the entire industry.

James Suckling 96 Points

As one of the most famous American wine critics and journalists, James Suckling is among the leading experts on wines and was a former editor for Wine Spectator. He now conducts his own personal reviews online and conferences

More Information
Product Type Red Wine
Grape Varietal Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Vintage 2015
Region Margaux AOC
Country FRANCE
Winemakers Alexander van BEEK Oenologist: Jacques BOISSENOT
Producer Eric Albada JELGERSMA
Average age of vines Average age of the vineyard: 25 years
Production method 300.000 bottles
Harvest method Manual harvest.
Fermentation & maceration Classical vinification in thermo-regulated concrete and stainless steel vats.
Aging Ageing for 15 to 18 months in French oak barrels, with 50% new oak.
Mouth Attribute Fresh, Frizzante, Long Finish, Smokey, Tannic
Nose Attribute Earthy, Fruity, Nutty, Toasted
SKU BO82

Giscours has a long, rich history, which can be traced back to the 14th century. At that time it was a defensive tower overlooking the surroundings land. 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.

Wine production was launched. It was in the 19th century under the Promis, the Pescatore and Cruse families that Giscours gained much of its finery: the château was transformed into a neoclassical palace, and the production facilities were modernized with the construction of huge buildings, including the famous "Ferme Suzanne". In 1995, a Dutch businessman, Eric Albada Jelgersma, took over management and set about meticulously renovating the vineyard and buildings to make this prestigious estate fully worthy of its third growth ranking in the 1855 classification.