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2015 Château Giscours

ITEM 8008244 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
timgr2 1 $65 $65
stawl 1 $65 $65
2 $65
Item Sold Amount Date
I8008245 1 $65 Nov 28, 2021
I8008244 2 $65 Nov 28, 2021
I7958821 1 $73 Sep 26, 2021
I7958792 2 $68 Sep 26, 2021
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RATINGS

97Wine Enthusiast

...firm wine...tannins are dusty, enriched with black-currant fruits and a dense backdrop. The wine is concentrated and elegant...

95Vinous / IWC

...has a beautiful, clean, pure bouquet of generous ripe black cherry, raspberry and crushed violet aromas... The medium-bodied palate is quite dense but wonderfully poised, offering sappy red fruit and very fine tannin and delivering impressive detail on the bay leaf and tea leaf finish...

94+ The Wine Advocate

...opens with expressive cassis, blackberry and red currants on the nose with touches of cedar chest, roses and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied with a good core of muscular fruit and firm, grainy tannins, it finishes long.

93Wine Spectator

Polished and rounded in feel, with a solid core of plum and blackberry compote flavors, lined with light hints of charcoal, tobacco and violet. Nice perfumy tobacco and warm tar notes show on the finish. Very well-integrated...

16Jancis Robinson

PRODUCER

Château Giscours

Château Giscours, in the commune of Labarde, is in the Margaux appellation. It is a Third Growth estate. Archival references to the estate date to the 14th century and by the 16th century it was a noted wine-producing estate. After the French Revolution it was briefly owned by two Americans, but by the mid-19th century it was owned by a French banker, Count de Pescatore, who hired Pierre Skawinski to manage it. Skawinski managed the estate for 50 years and was responsible for greatly improving the estate’s viticulture and wines. It was purchased in the 1950s by the dynamic viticulturalist Pierre Tari, who made great improvements, and today the estate is owned by Eric Albada Jelgersma. The estate’s 197 acres of vineyards are planted to 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. About 300,000 bottles are produced annually.

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Margaux

Margaux is one of Bordeaux’s most famous appellations and also one of its largest, with about 3,400 acres of vineyards. Located on the Left Bank of the Gironde River, Margaux has the greatest number of classified-growth châteaux (or crus classé) according to the 1855 classification. There are twenty-one crus classé, including the most famous estate, the first growth Château Margaux. The Margaux appellation includes vineyards around the village of Margaux and the villages of Arsac, Cantenac, d’Issan, Labarde and Soussans. Wines from the best Margaux châteaux and vintages are prized for their perfumey fragrance and elegant, silky mouthfeel. Margaux wines are predominately Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc.