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One of the largest Margaux properties Ch. Giscours is run by the delightful Alexander van Beek. The 2016 is dark maroon, while the nose has notes of blackcurrants, violets and dark fruit. Compact and powerful, the wine has a suave, silky body with ripe tannins, freshness, complexity and concentration. The finish is very long – powerful, persistent and saline. One that will age and delight for many years to come.
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|When to Drink||Now|
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon 81%, Merlot 19%|
|Volume||75cl (Full Bottle)|
Château Giscours is one of the largest Margaux properties and now producing wine worthy of its 3ème Cru Classé status. It is located in the commune of Labarde and has over 80 hectares of vineyards. Giscours was in a dire state when it was acquired by Nicholas Tari in 1952. He invested heavily and the quality of the wine improved beyond recognition. In 1995 he sold up the property to Dutch businessman Eric Albada Jelgersma. Giscours's wine is typically a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. The grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled tanks and the wine is then aged in small oak barrels (30-40% new) for 18 months. Giscours produces richly aromatic wines that are surprisingly powerful on the palate, displaying ripe, black fruit with hints of cedar and new oak.
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