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2023 Château Giscours En Primeur

Released for sale en primeur this, 2023 Château Giscours is offered at £246 per six bottles.

This Margaux Cru Classé has made a stunning wine and Galloni's note says it all.  As well as elegance and typicity, this particular expression of Margaux terroir also happens to have relatively plush, deep fruit on the mid-palate, making it an even more seductive proposition.  Amazing value, at just £41 per bottle in bond. 

Offered en primeur, on allocation.  Landing spring 2026.

Magnums available with £20 ex-VAT bottling surcharge per six, please enquire for other formats.

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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.

RED 2023 Château Giscours 75cl £0 per case of 12 Château Giscours
2023 / / 75cl
£0 per case of 12
Tasting Notes"The 2023 Giscours was picked between September 6 and October 6, a month-long harvest at an average of 31hL/ha, lower than usual due to the loss of Merlot. This has a higher percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon (71%). No sulfites were added until fermentation, and the élevage includes 50% new oak. This sample was taken from a foudre that represents a combination of barrels; I tasted it three times thereafter. It has a classically styled bouquet, less open and concentrated than the 2022, but well-defined with graphite-tinged black fruit. The palate is medium-bodied with a bright entry, a crisp line of acidity and fresh black fruit, with a noticeable marine/briny influence that guides the finish. This is not a powerful Giscours and doesn't quite have the persistence of the previous vintage, but I admire its linearity and classicism. 90-92 points" Neal Martin,"The 2023 Giscours is one of the real successes of the vintage, unwinding in the glass with aromas of dark berries, cherries and red fruits mingled with hints of undergrowth, violets and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, it's seamless and concentrated, with a fleshy core of fruit framed by ripe, powdery tannins and succulent acids, concluding with a long, broad finish. It's a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. 94-96 points" William Kelley,"This really expands in the mouth, with tight tannins that are polished and velvety. The fruit shows depth and purity. Medium to full body. Juicy center-palate. Like the ripe fruit in the center palate. The quality of the tannins in this rises to a new level. The tannins pull you through the wine. 71% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cabernet franc and the rest merlot. 96-97 points"

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