2015 GISCOURS / 美人魚

Something about Giscours

Classified as a Third Growth Chateau in 1855, Chateau Giscours has a long and rich history which can be traced to the 14th century and in 1855. In 1995, the chateau was bought by Eric Albada Jelgersma, who also owns neighboring 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 is complexity of aromas through months of aging in oak barrels.

Color

Red

Region

France

Sub-Region

Margaux

Size Price/BTL Total Price Availability
12x75cl $500.00 HKD $6,000.00 HKD 8 Immediate
1x75cl $500.00 HKD $500.00 HKD 2 Immediate

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Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Giscours 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. 2019 - 2039

The 2015 Giscours has a beautiful, clean, pure bouquet of generous ripe black cherry, raspberry and crushed violet aromas that could only come from Margaux. 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. Alexandre van Beek oversaw one of the best Giscours in recent years. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting.

Plenty of violets and dark berries on offer here. This has a striking sense of purity as well as an energetic, regal palate. The structure is impressively groomed with effortless depth and length. A standout wine. Try from 2022.

The 2015 Giscours is every bit as compelling from bottle as it was from barrel. Deep, powerful and virile in style, the 2015 has a lot to say. There is a purity to the aromas and flavors in the 2015 that I don't recall seeing in the past. Ripe and ample, with terrific freshness and nuance, the 2015 is compelling in every way. In 2015, the blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, with no Cabernet Franc. 2022 - 2040

Tasted blind. Warm, stewed-fruit nose. Some currants. Pinched on the end. Drink 2024-2037

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