2020 Château Giscours, Cru Classé Margaux

The 2020 Giscours is classic Margaux. There's refinement of tannins, and a lovely tension to the palate. The finish has breadth and complexity, and a hint of stony minerality. This is a lovely effort from the team at Giscours.

Critic score
96.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£51.88
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£311.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2047
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2020 Château Giscours, Cru Classé Margaux

TASTING NOTES

Aromas of crushed berries, dried flowers and spices with undertones of ink and iron. Full-bodied with wonderful, fine tannins that are totally embedded in the structure. Endless length and such refinement. Rather ethereal. Another winner from Giscours.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (May 2021)
96—97/100
Château Giscours

Third Growth Château Giscours is a Margaux estate on the rise. Its long history is peppered with successes and failures but the past two decades have seen it flourish. Giscours is first mentioned in 1330, but its fortunes changed significantly in 1847 when the estate was managed by Pierre Skawinski. He saw it through the all-important 1855 classification, invented a revolutionary way of moving everything in the winery by gravity - unheard of at the time although now adopted by almost all the top estates today, and revitalised the estate. His departure and the subsequent sale of Giscours marked a period of decline and neglect which was halted in 1954 when the Tari family took over and then Eric Albada Jelgersma in 1995. From 2000, Giscours has been going from strength to strength thanks to the impeccable management of Alexander van Beek. He has overseen significant vineyard replanting, including increasing the amount of Cabernet Sauvignon, switching to hand-harvesting and expanding the use of biodynamic farming methods. Today it is one of the largest estates in Margaux, with almost 90 hectares under vine.

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