2021 - Ch Giscours 3ème Cru Margaux
Colour
Red
Producer
Château Giscours
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2028 - 2040
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur

2021 CH GISCOURS 3ÈME CRU MARGAUX - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château Giscours
Region
Margaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
Drinking
2028 - 2040
Case size
6x75cl
En Primeur
In Bond
Case price £243.00 (Ex. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • NM

    Neal Martin, April 2022,
    Score: 91-93

    The 2021 Giscours is matured in 50% new oak from nine cooperages. It has a very well-defined bouquet of blackberry, briar, graphite and light tobacco aromas, plus a touch of lavender in the background. Very pretty. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins. Not a deep or powerful Giscours, but elegant and poised with a long tail on the finish. It doesn't try too hard and the result is a delicious, refined Margaux wine. A great success in a tricky year. Drink 2026 - 2050

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, April 2022,
    Score: 93-95

    The 2021 Giscours is immensely promising and shows just how far this important estate has come in the last few years. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of cassis, dark berries, cigar wrapper, violets, sweet forest floor and burning embers, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, with terrific depth at the core, ripe tannins, lively acids and a long, penetrating finish. With wines like this, we're back to a level of quality that Giscours hasn't routinely attained since the 1970s! The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot; and even if by the standards of the last decade, that isn't a particularly elevated percentage of Cabernet, this is nonetheless a very Cabernet-driven wine in style. Tasted six times.

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, April 2022,
    Score: 94-96

    The 2021 Giscours is fabulous. In fact, the 2021 is one of the best Giscours in recent memory. Silky and impeccable in its balance, the 2012 possesses magnificent elegance that brings out its pedigreed personality. Rose petal, lavender, spice, gravel and black cherry all come together, framed by silky tannins that wrap it all up. The 2021 is less aromatic than most recent vintages, but the depth here is considerable, as is the potential. Taste two times. Drink 2028-2041

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, April 2022,
    Score: 93-95

    This is a great Giscours, showing off all this famous estate’s pedigree and benefitting from the restructuring of its vineyards with a higher proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon amongst its plantings. Sweet dense Black Forest fruit flavours, this is a Margaux with a feeling of muscle and subtle power, without in any way being forced. Notes of cigar box, Arabian spice provide add nuance. This will evolve in bottle to make for a great glass in time.

  • WCI

    Wine Cellar Insider, April 2022,
    Score: 92-94

    Violets, spice-tinged cherries and currants create the nose. On the palate, the wine exudes a sweetness to its core of red berries, along with elegance and refinement. Balance and freshness are the hallmarks of this wine, which finishes with layers of sweet, finesse styled red fruits and tannins. The wine is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, 13.5% ABV, pH 3.8, the harvest took place September 27 - October 13. Yields were 38 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2026-2045.

  • JA

    Jane Anson, April 2022,
    Score: 93

    Attractive bright plum in colour, this has a waves of flavour that offset the slightly bitter tannins that come in on the finish. Damson and black cherry fruits, liqourice root, rose stems and grilled cedar. 38hl/hyield.

  • MJ

    Matthew Jukes, April 2022,
    Score: 17

    Ripe, smooth and with good fruit quality and clarity, this is a classy wine with a long finish, and even though the oak is fairly strident, it manages to work nicely with the confident Cabernet. Giscours made a very accurate wine in 2021, and it reminds me of the elegance shown in some of the finest bygone vintages.

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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.