Skip to main content

2020 Château Giscours En Primeur


Château Giscours is described as "one of the most seamless Margaux in the vintage" by Jeb Dunnuck (93-95 points) and there is general agreement from the other critics that this is an excellent vintage.  After the death of owner Eric Albada Jelgersma in 2018 his family have sold their other estate in Margaux, du Tertre.  Alexander Van Beek, the estate's winemaker for many years, has been replaced by Jerome Poisson, with Thomas Duclot brought into consult.  Jane Anson muses that this may be a sign of intent, to push quality even higher at Giscours, so this will be an interesting estate to follow in this and in coming vintages.

Bordeaux En Primeur, landing in spring 2023

To order, e-mail us at

Château Giscours, Margaux Cru Classé

Producer Profile

Château Giscours, Margaux Cru Classé

Château Giscours, is a Troisième Grand Cru Classé in the commune of Margaux.   The estate dates to the middle ages, but by the mid-twentieth century it had fallen into disrepair, with just 1-0 hectares producing fruit.   In 1954 it was bought by Nicholas Tari, who began the restoration of the vineyards.  In 1995 Giscours was sold to Dutch businessman Eric Albada Jelgersma (also the owner of du Tertre, until its sale in 2021).  He died in 2018 but the estate continues in his family's ownership.

The 90 hectares of vines are on Garonne gravel and are planted to 60 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 32 % Merlot, 5 % Cabernet franc and 3 % Petit Verdot.  Alexander Van Beek has managed the estate for some years and is credited with improving quality greatly.

Cookie Notice


Find out more about how this website uses cookies to enhance your browsing experience.

Back to top