2009 - Ch Giscours 3ème Cru Margaux
06A9GISC _ 2009 - Ch Giscours 3ème Cru Margaux - 12x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Giscours
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2017 - 2038
Case size
12x75cl
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2009 CH GISCOURS 3ÈME CRU MARGAUX - 12x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Giscours
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2017 - 2038
Case size
12x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £782.14 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2010,
    Score: 90-93

    Deep, purple and opaque, this 2009 carries its intensity through to a powerful, dense palate. Offering layers of ripe black cherry, cassis and chocolate accompanied by lots of structure, this is a more masculine style of Giscours that should entice those who tend to seek out the more northern Médoc crus.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2012,
    Score: 94

    The finest Giscours in my professional career (I said the same thing from barrel), this dense purple wine has a stunning nose of burning embers, charcoal, creme de cassis, new saddle leather and damp, forest floor notes. It is full-bodied, with exceptionally sweet, well-integrated tannins and a multi-dimensional, almost skyscraper-like mid-palate and finish. With its low acidity and remarkable substance and depth, this gorgeous wine should age beautifully for 20-30 years. Drink: 2012 - 2042

  • RP

    Robert Parker, April 2010,
    Score: 91-93

    This is the finest Giscours I have tasted in my professional career. Succulent and sexy with an inky/purple color, it offers sweet aromas of subtle barbecue smoke, graphite, blackberries, blueberries, and spring flowers. The tannins are remarkably sweet, substantial, and well-integrated, and the wine is full-bodied as well as voluptuously textured. It is a head-turning, exuberant, flashy effort that should drink well for 20-25 years. Bravo! Drink: 2010 - 2035

  • JS

    James Suckling

    Subtle and pretty on the nose, with blueberry, blackberry and hints of flowers. Full and very fine, showing a beautiful texture of polished tannins. Wonderfully long and balanced. 53 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 7 percent Cabernet Franc, and the rest is Merlot.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2010,
    Score: 18

    Fine black red, very expressive black fruits with the elegant lift from Cabernet, fine density of fruit, very good natural middle sweetness and lots of depth and vineyard character, a very good wine. Drink 2015-25.

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2010,
    Score: 92-95

    Subtle and pretty on the nose, with blueberry, blackberry and hints of flowers. Full and very fine, showing a beautiful texture of polished tannins. Wonderfully long and balanced. 53 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 7 percent Cabernet Franc, and the rest is Merlot.

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Producer

Château Giscours

A diamond in the rough, for many years Château Giscours was an inconsistent performer. In 1995,the estate was sold to Eric Albada Jelgersma, who purchased Château du Tertre two years later. Hisarrival has had a significant impact in terms of quality. As Robert Parker has noted in Bordeaux (2003) his 2001, 2000 and 1999 vintages are "the finest Giscours trilogy to date."

Region

Margaux

Plump, silky and seductive are the words often used to describe wines from Margaux. Because of their style, they tend to be user friendly and more approachable when young. This is in part due to its terroir which is comprised of the thinnest soil as well as the highest proportion of chunky gravel in all of the Médoc. It drains well but also is it more susceptible to vintage variation. Margaux wines tend to have the highest proportions of Merlot within the core of the Médoc further adding to their ample roundness and openness. Margaux is home to the largest number of classified growths including its namesake first growth, Château Margaux, as well as third growths, Palmer and d'Issan.