Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Tasting notes: It is a very expressive, scrumptious Margaux 3rd Cru Classee on an aromatic palette rich in black fruits (smashed blackberry, blackcurrant) and red berry (wild raspberry) on some balsamic fragrances. The palate carries a delicate tannic structure, both strong (sap with tight and fine grain) and pleasant on the finish. The well-extracted tannins build a solid structure in this classic yet strong wine. The balanced whole foreshadows a good ageing potential.
About the winery: Classified as a Third Growth Chateau in 1855, Chateau Giscours has a long and rich history that can be traced to the 14th century and in 1855. In 1995, the chateau was bought by Eric Albada Jelgersma, who also owns neighbouring Chateau du Tertre, who invested in modernizing its cellars and vineyards. Today, the property comprises 83 hectares, 60% of which are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Chateau Giscours wine acquires its complexity of aromas through months of ageing in oak barrels.