Château Giscours

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend

9.198 ratings
9.012 pro ratings
Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

2009 Claret tasting with tasting group. My 4th, group 2nd. Notable bottle development, peppermint note, brown sugar, ripe

2009 Claret tasting with tasting group. My 4th, group 2nd. Notable bottle development, peppermint note, brown sugar, ripe

Jan 29th, 2018
Christine Havens

Generous nose of blackberry compote, violets, forest brush and cedar. On the palate, expect ripe tannins, black cherry and a fair amount of glycerol. It's full, round, fat and totally hedonistic.

Generous nose of blackberry compote, violets, forest brush and cedar. On the palate, expect ripe tannins, black cherry and a fair amount of glycerol. It's full, round, fat and totally hedonistic.

9 people found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2014
Maddie Mae

Dusty rose, dirty Frenchman right here. There's just something about old world wine and the taste of French terroir. || Cypher wine training : Bordeaux varietals ||

Dusty rose, dirty Frenchman right here. There's just something about old world wine and the taste of French terroir. || Cypher wine training : Bordeaux varietals ||

6 people found it helpfulDec 1st, 2013
Chris Chan

Still young. Good to drink after 2 hour awake.

Still young. Good to drink after 2 hour awake.

2 people found it helpfulDec 31st, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

If I put this blind in a Ca Cabernet tastings, most of you would call Ca Cabernet. Rich big dark cassis, huge baking spices, caramel and dry dark florals. Out of magnum.

If I put this blind in a Ca Cabernet tastings, most of you would call Ca Cabernet. Rich big dark cassis, huge baking spices, caramel and dry dark florals. Out of magnum.

Jan 28th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.0

Another bottle. Still lovely. Only 90 points this time.

Another bottle. Still lovely. Only 90 points this time.

Sep 26th, 2016
Alex Hill

Sales Director Unti Vineyards

8.8

Sleek and fruity, showing blackberry, cedar and herb.

Sleek and fruity, showing blackberry, cedar and herb.

Nov 6th, 2015
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.1

Lovely and balanced

Lovely and balanced

Mar 13th, 2015
Christophe Aebi

Promising, clean nose, peppers on the palate, mid bodied, slightly disappointing lengths, not sure this’ll get better with cellaring. Maybe 20 more years to fully get into tertiary tastes...

Promising, clean nose, peppers on the palate, mid bodied, slightly disappointing lengths, not sure this’ll get better with cellaring. Maybe 20 more years to fully get into tertiary tastes...

Aug 30th, 2019
Chris England

A reliable Margaux in a great vintage @ £58-£78 that’s drinking good but still will improve given time 😉

📍 Chateau Giscours 2009 Margaux

🏵 94 points

🍇 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 2.5% Cabernet Franc & 2.5% Petit Verdot

🍷 Opaque deep ruby

👃 Grab a whisk & mix up some chocolate, rock minerals, damson plums, blackcurrant & blackberries then sprinkle in some oak, soggy earth, ground herbs, dried meats & liquorice chunks then you smell this chewy nose filler

👄 Med silky smooth body of liquorice, mocha & mineral infused dark plum & berries w/ a touch of mineral dryness & dark olive

🎯 Med+ dark fruit mocha liquorice mineral elegant silky kiss

A reliable Margaux in a great vintage @ £58-£78 that’s drinking good but still will improve given time 😉

📍 Chateau Giscours 2009 Margaux

🏵 94 points

🍇 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 2.5% Cabernet Franc & 2.5% Petit Verdot

🍷 Opaque deep ruby

👃 Grab a whisk & mix up some chocolate, rock minerals, damson plums, blackcurrant & blackberries then sprinkle in some oak, soggy earth, ground herbs, dried meats & liquorice chunks then you smell this chewy nose filler

👄 Med silky smooth body of liquorice, mocha & mineral infused dark plum & berries w/ a touch of mineral dryness & dark olive

🎯 Med+ dark fruit mocha liquorice mineral elegant silky kiss

Oct 19th, 2018