2010 - Ch Giscours 3ème Cru Margaux
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Giscours
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2022 - 2037
Case size
6x150cl

2010 CH GISCOURS 3ÈME CRU MARGAUX - 6x150cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Giscours
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2022 - 2037
Case size
6x150cl

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2011,
    Score: 92-94

    A very classy Giscours, with its dense blackberry fruit flavours, this is a well-structured wine, with tight grainy tannins supported by a rich volume of fruit providing sweetness and charm on the finish. DR

  • NM1

    Neal Martin, June 2015,
    Score: 93

    Tasted at the Château Giscours vertical, the 2010 Château Giscours is a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot picked between September 27 and October 14. I contrasted this directly against the superb 2009, but I still maintain that this has the upper hand, albeit in a different style. The aromatics are very focused with black fruit, violets, fig and mineral scents that are very well defined. But you need patience - this is not as immediate as the previous vintage. The palate delivers, delivers and delivers brilliant delineation and poise, more freshness than it knows what to do with, an intensity that is supremely well focused and length in the mouth. There is even a dab of mint chocolate making a surprise appearance on the aftertaste. This is a very impressive Giscours. Tasted June 2015.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2011,
    Score: 92-94

    Tasted twice at the chateau and the UGC, a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon (the highest ever) and 29% Merlot that cropped at 25-27hl/ha. It has a pH of 3.6 and 13.7% alcohol. I must say, I really love the purity on this nose as dark cherries, cassis and crushed flower soar from the glass. Very fine delineation here. The palate is medium-bodied with very silky smooth tannins, almost Burgundian in texture. Lovely poise and focus, long in the mouth, this is the finest Giscours in a long time.

  • RP1

    Robert Parker, February 2013,
    Score: 91

    I thought this could be even more spectacular than it is, given the way the 2010 from Giscours performed from the barrel, but it is certainly outstanding. A beautiful wine, stunningly opulent, accessible and almost atypically forward, it is plump and delicious already, and in that sense, it is almost reminiscent of the 2009. Deep ruby/plum/purple, with juicy black raspberry and black currant fruit as well as hints of cedar, licorice, forest floor and underbrush, the 2010 is medium to full-bodied, layered, round and impossible to resist already. It should drink beautifully for 20-25 years.Drink: 2013-2038

  • RP

    Robert Parker, May 2011,
    Score: 92-95

    It is a little unsettling to realize that 2009 and 2010 may be the greatest back to back Bordeaux vintages produced in the history of the region. The over-achieving Giscours has turned in a great performance in 2010, which possesses an opaque purple color as well as notes of licorice, black truffles, sweet blackberry and cassis fruit, flowers and soil undertones. It is very full-bodied and exceptionally opulent, fat and round, but the vintage's acids, precision, high glycerin,alcohol and extract are all present. Give it 2-3 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25-30 years. Drink: 2013 - 2043

  • JS

    James Suckling, April 2011,
    Score: 94-95

    This is very structured and muscular with a lots of toasty new wood showing now but if you dig deep you see a rich and beautiful fruit and velvety tannin structure. Is this the new 1970? Very sexy.

  • DC

    Decanter, April 2011,
    Score: 17.5

    Very good depth of fruit, perfect Cabernet ripeness, fragrance and smoothness of texture to see a very good future. Drink 2017-30.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2011,
    Score: 17.5

    Blackish crimson. Quite complex and complete. Just beautifully balanced. This is ripe claret. The sort that Edmund Penning-Rowsell never encountered. Nothing forced nor self conscious. Just great balance and confidence. Fresh finish. Real Margaux. Appetising and subtle. But no blockbuster. Even a little sinewy on the finish. Drink 2020-2034

  • WS

    Wine Spectator, April 2011,
    Score: 91-94

    Polished, with lots of alluring mocha and licorice notes leading the way, followed by creamy blueberry, blackberry and black cherry fruit. The finish is long and creamy. -J.M.

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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.