The Giscours 2011 is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The nose is fleshy and ripe with lifted strawberry and raspberry aromas, the oak present but well integrated. It has a pleasing purity for the vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy, sensual mouthfeel. I feels just a tad worked in the winery, but I still appreciate the balance and soft silky tannins towards the finish. Very fine. Tasted April 2012 Read more
The Giscours 2011 is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The nose is fleshy and ripe with lifted strawberry and raspberry aromas, the oak present but well integrated. It has a pleasing purity for the vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy, sensual mouthfeel. I feels just a tad worked in the winery, but I still appreciate the balance and soft silky tannins towards the finish. Very fine. Tasted April 2012
A wine with blackberry and cocoa character. Full body, integrated tannins and a long, flavorful finish. The reserved fruit and beautiful structure are all there from the vintage. Better in 2017.
Ripe, rich and soft, this wine has open, juicy fruit and attractive red plum flavors; it already shows its fruity character. —R.V
Blending 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.2% alcohol. With flowers, spice, black cherry, cassis and coffee, this medium-bodied wine is round and fresh with ripe black cherry. 90-92 Pts
Offers a solid core of violet, plum, red licorice, currant paste and sanguine notes that fill out steadily through the fleshy finish. A mesquite hint lurks in the background and should emerge more with cellaring, as there's ample stuffing in reserve here. Best from 2016 through 2027.
Lovely perfume with lifted aromatics and wonderful velvety tannins. A fantastic wine with great consistency and quality - surprising that this vintage is nearly as good as the previous two vintages given the tougher weather conditions. A generous red with supple, firm tannins and sweet, plummy flavours on the mid palate. The second sample was less good but assume that the better sample represents the real Giscours.
Sattes Purpur-Granat, dicht in der Mitte, lila Schimmer aussen. Geniales Bouquet, viel Kräuter, Cakes-früchte, Englische Bonbons, frisch gekochte Pflaumen und auch Cassis, feine Kräutertöne. Im Gaumen wie Samt und Seide, feinste Tannine, veloursartige Extraktkontur, langes Finale. Hier ist - in einem nicht einfachen Jahr - ein ziemlich gross ausgefallener Giscours entstanden. Bravo! 2018-2044 18/20
Une des grandes réussites de l'année, avec une robe bleu noir étonnante pour Margaux, un arôme floral d'une pureté saisissante et des tannins au soyeux tout aussi étonnant, indiquant une maturité idéale du raisin. Bravo! 18/20
- Producer: Château Giscours
- Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Petit Verdot
- Region: Bordeaux
- Alcohol: 13.5%
- Net volume: 750ml
- Vintage: 2011
Style GuideLight Intense
Château Giscours: A Unique Estate Surrounded by a Thriving and Pristine Ecosystem While the earliest historical records of Château Giscours trace back to the 14th century, its true transformation began in 1552 when Pierre de Lhomme, a prosperous Bordeaux draper, acquired the aristocratic "Guyscoutz" house. He established an expansive estate and planted the first vines, setting the stage for centuries of continuous evolution. In 1995, Eric Albada Jelgersma, a wine enthusiast and art collector, purchased the property, embarked on vineyard restructuring, and renovated the estate's facilities. Today, his children, with the assistance of Alexander Van Beek, oversee this illustrious 3rd Grand Cru Classé in the 1855 classification of Margaux. Giscours stands out with its breathtaking grandeur. As a self-contained living entity, the estate offers an unparalleled experience within an unspoiled natural setting. Here, the harmony of the entire ecosystem contributes to its collective success. The 95 hectares of vineyards seamlessly integrate with their environment, nestled within a remarkable biodiversity reserve. The forest and park, meticulously designed in 1870 by the renowned landscaper Eugène Bühler, are teeming with an exceptional array of flora and fauna. The wines crafted at Château Giscours reflect the essence of the place, its surroundings, and the dedicated individuals behind them. The Grand Vin bears a distinctive signature: a splendid equilibrium between aromatic brilliance and delicate tannins.