Château Giscours

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.11307 ratings
9.1182 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
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9.5

The 1966 Giscours is a wine I have drunk twice or three times before, though never from magnum. This was a golden age for the estate. It has a classic nose for a 1966 Left Bank: black fruit, freshly rolled tobacco, antique bureau and maybe just a hint of curry leaf. Still fresh and unashamedly conservative in style, the palate is beautifully balanced with fine weight and density. It has lost its florality, perhaps now a little more delicate than I recall, yet tremendous in terms of length with veins of blue fruit toward the finish. Utterly divine. Tasted at 67 Pall Mall for The Complete Bordeaux Vintage Guide dinner. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2023)

The 1966 Giscours is a wine I have drunk twice or three times before, though never from magnum. This was a golden age for the estate. It has a classic nose for a 1966 Left Bank: black fruit, freshly rolled tobacco, antique bureau and maybe just a hint of curry leaf. Still fresh and unashamedly conservative in style, the palate is beautifully balanced with fine weight and density. It has lost its florality, perhaps now a little more delicate than I recall, yet tremendous in terms of length with veins of blue fruit toward the finish. Utterly divine. Tasted at 67 Pall Mall for The Complete Bordeaux Vintage Guide dinner. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2023)

Jan 10th, 2024
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Gorgeous and floral nose. Sappy and pure, a bit bitter but just opened. Juicy.

Gorgeous and floral nose. Sappy and pure, a bit bitter but just opened. Juicy.

Jun 15th, 2023
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

UGCB 1/27/23 Cassis, mineral, firm

UGCB 1/27/23 Cassis, mineral, firm

Jan 31st, 2023
Bob McDonald

A very dense Ruby in colour. Rich red and black fruited perfume with nuances of earth and dried fig - a lovely Margaux perfume. A beautiful mature medium bodied claret from an excellent vintage. Great length and perfect balance with sandy dry tannins. Would go on into the latter part of this decade but very irresistible now. One of the better 3rd growths which reminds us why we like mature Bordeaux. One of the “1001 Wines to drink before you die.” An excellent accompaniment to Rump Cap.

A very dense Ruby in colour. Rich red and black fruited perfume with nuances of earth and dried fig - a lovely Margaux perfume. A beautiful mature medium bodied claret from an excellent vintage. Great length and perfect balance with sandy dry tannins. Would go on into the latter part of this decade but very irresistible now. One of the better 3rd growths which reminds us why we like mature Bordeaux. One of the “1001 Wines to drink before you die.” An excellent accompaniment to Rump Cap.

Jan 15th, 2023
Stefan Dolhain

2019 vintage. Velvety, almost creamy, seductive Margaux. Very nice, but outperformed by the excellent La Lagune 2019 tasted alongside. Abv. 13,5%.

2019 vintage. Velvety, almost creamy, seductive Margaux. Very nice, but outperformed by the excellent La Lagune 2019 tasted alongside. Abv. 13,5%.

Oct 26th, 2022
Stephanie Losee

Opened this is a Left Bank v Right Bank taste-off against a 2015 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot and this one won handily. Smooth and balanced, with a long finish. Probably even better in a year or two, if I can wait that long to drink the second bottle!

Opened this is a Left Bank v Right Bank taste-off against a 2015 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot and this one won handily. Smooth and balanced, with a long finish. Probably even better in a year or two, if I can wait that long to drink the second bottle!

Jul 7th, 2021
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.4

Tasting Group. My 1st, group 3rd. BD distanced tasting @ Corison Winery. Ripe, peppermint, chocolate, ripe cherry. Bright cherry/blueberry in the flavors. Alive

Tasting Group. My 1st, group 3rd. BD distanced tasting @ Corison Winery. Ripe, peppermint, chocolate, ripe cherry. Bright cherry/blueberry in the flavors. Alive

Aug 11th, 2020
"Odedi"

This is a very aromatic Left Bank Bordeaux, with a great fruity nose and great complexity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, dark chocolates, vinaigrette, coffee, black pepper and spices.

Drinking nicely now and will be better in 5 years.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries, with a soft and elegant mouthfeel.


This 9 year old has good aging potential of another 15 to 20 years.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show all that complexity.

I paired it with Brie cheese and Italian meats.

Robert Parker 93 points.

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit verdot.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$120.

This is a very aromatic Left Bank Bordeaux, with a great fruity nose and great complexity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, dark chocolates, vinaigrette, coffee, black pepper and spices.

Drinking nicely now and will be better in 5 years.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries, with a soft and elegant mouthfeel.


This 9 year old has good aging potential of another 15 to 20 years.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show all that complexity.

I paired it with Brie cheese and Italian meats.

Robert Parker 93 points.

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit verdot.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$120.

Jun 3rd, 2019
Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF guys blind tasting group. This month was our annual, and famed, Left Bank vs Right Bank theme. All wines served blind as usual. Started off with a Rosé and a champagne. Great night.

This is in a good spot now, but will benefit from another 3-5years. A little modern in style as it seems Napa cab-esque...baked fruit spectrum (red, blue and black), graphite, and baking spices on the nose with herbal notes and bay leaf on the palate. I called this ‘12 Left Bank. Thanks
@Jack Thompson .

Monthly WTF guys blind tasting group. This month was our annual, and famed, Left Bank vs Right Bank theme. All wines served blind as usual. Started off with a Rosé and a champagne. Great night.

This is in a good spot now, but will benefit from another 3-5years. A little modern in style as it seems Napa cab-esque...baked fruit spectrum (red, blue and black), graphite, and baking spices on the nose with herbal notes and bay leaf on the palate. I called this ‘12 Left Bank. Thanks
@Jack Thompson .

May 15th, 2019
Ken Z
9.5

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

One of the more structured of the Margaux wines tasted. Should come together nicely with some time.

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami.  All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken.  Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together.  Many will likely improve a few points with time.

One of the more structured of the Margaux wines tasted. Should come together nicely with some time.

Jan 24th, 2019