Château Giscours

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.11201 ratings
9.1170 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
Top Notes For
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
Shawn R

Classy nose of earth and red fruit. Smooth entry with crushed red fruit, velvety tannins. Hint of smoke, layers of complexity and depth on the back of the palate. Smooth textured finish.

Classy nose of earth and red fruit. Smooth entry with crushed red fruit, velvety tannins. Hint of smoke, layers of complexity and depth on the back of the palate. Smooth textured finish.

Jan 13th, 2019
Ivonne Nill

Charming, still primary cassis/blackberry fruit, medium bodied 13.5%ABV, tannins are present but very polished and not overpowering. Very elegant. Needs more time to bring about tertiary notes. 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc. 18-28 days fermentation, temps 26-28 C. Aged 15-18 months in 50% new French oak, 50% 1st fill. Racking every 3 months.

Charming, still primary cassis/blackberry fruit, medium bodied 13.5%ABV, tannins are present but very polished and not overpowering. Very elegant. Needs more time to bring about tertiary notes. 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc. 18-28 days fermentation, temps 26-28 C. Aged 15-18 months in 50% new French oak, 50% 1st fill. Racking every 3 months.

Dec 31st, 2018
Evan Roberts

Purchased in 1992 in IL moved back to Oregon with us in 99 and drunk in 18. Still holding up well, earthy leather and tannin. Smooth finish with great length and enough acid to hold up to dinner

Purchased in 1992 in IL moved back to Oregon with us in 99 and drunk in 18. Still holding up well, earthy leather and tannin. Smooth finish with great length and enough acid to hold up to dinner

Oct 15th, 2018
Kai Wright

It’s alive! Definitely in it’s last years, but the fruit is still there—prunes, cedar, forest floor, tobacco on the end and another wallop of prune and fig, finishes forever and ever.

It’s alive! Definitely in it’s last years, but the fruit is still there—prunes, cedar, forest floor, tobacco on the end and another wallop of prune and fig, finishes forever and ever.

Jul 9th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

From the terrific ‘00 vintage, fine tannins, black plum, cassis, juniper, touch of earth on the finish

From the terrific ‘00 vintage, fine tannins, black plum, cassis, juniper, touch of earth on the finish

Mar 24th, 2018