2016 Château Giscours, Cru Classé Margaux

Critic score
95.25/100
Pricing
Balthazar
En primeur
In stock
£1,098.85

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    France
  • Maturity
    No Drink Dates Available
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Balthazar (1200cl.)
2016 Château Giscours, Cru Classé Margaux

TASTING NOTES

Glowing purple. Concentrated and sappy - real energy here. Glossy and fresh. Really exuberant. Perhaps not one of the most earnestly fashioned for the very long term but a real crowd-pleaser.

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (May 2017)
17/20

This is extremely long and linear with a powerful and refined texture of superfine tannins. Full-bodied, yet so tight and polished. The finish is very, very impressive. Snaps at the end. Better than the 2015?

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2017)
96—97/100

The 2016 Giscours is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot, the highest percentage of Cabernet in recent years, picked between 26 September and 20 October. It was cropped at 45 hectoliters per hectare with 13.2% alcohol, which is a little less than in 2015. Naturally that dominant proportion of Cabernet drives the aromatics with blackberry, cedar and graphite aromas. The palate is very well structured, more masculine than the 2015 and maybe without quite the same level of precision, but there is great density and length to this Giscours. I found that improved in the glass, gaining more energy from the ether. It is an impressive follow-up to last year's Giscours.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (January 2017)
(93—95)/100

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