Bordeaux

2016 Giscours 12000ml

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Barrel Sample. This wine is massive, dense and solid. At the same time, it has style and elegance. The result is that it is ripe, yet perfumed, with ample black fruit and mouthwatering acidity. Cellar at least 12 years. Read more
Critic Reviews
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97 POINTS
Roger Voss - Wine Enthusiast

Barrel Sample. This wine is massive, dense and solid. At the same time, it has style and elegance. The result is that it is ripe, yet perfumed, with ample black fruit and mouthwatering acidity. Cellar at least 12 years.

Expert Review
96 POINTS
James Suckling

This has attractive, glossy, ripe red-plum and licorice aromas with cedar, flowers and red berries, as well as a stony edge. A very fragrant, cabernet-driven nose. The palate has elegance and grace with sleek and charming, balanced style and a discreet tannin structure that holds the finish long and fresh. A blend of 81 per cent cabernet sauvignon and 19 per cent merlot. Try from 2023.

Expert Review
95 POINTS
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

Flowers garnished with truffles, tobacco, spicy cassis and dark red fruits pop on the nose. In the mouth, this is all silk and purity with freshness and length. This wine was produced from a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Merlot. This is the highest percentage of Cabernet used in the blend in the history of the estate. The wine reached 13.5% alcohol with a 3.6 pH. The picking took place from September 26 to October 5, while the Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested from October 5 to October 20.

Expert Review
95 POINTS
Bettane & Desseauve - Bettane & Desseauve

Coloré, généreux, certainement très racé mais comme souvent d’évolution plus lente que ses voisins et donc un peu défavorisé en dégustation primeur et à l’aveugle. Même après découverte du vin, le tannin est encore trop ferme. On le renotera certainement plus haut dans un an.

Expert Review
94 POINTS
Neal Martin - Wine Advocate

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.

Expert Review
94 POINTS
Neal Martin - Vinous

The 2016 Giscours has a very pure, refined bouquet featuring lifted blackberry, cassis and light violet aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-boned tannins, well-judged acidity and finely integrated oak toward the precise finish. This is what a finely crafted Margaux looks like, and I suspect it will get even better with bottle age. Tasted blind at the Southwold tasting.

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94 POINTS
Jane Anson - Decanter

Concentrated autumnal fruit offers a hawthorny bramble of blackberry and bilberry. Big-framed, muscular tannins are joined by plenty of acidity - it's very clearly built to last and confident in its ability to reward those with patience. Matured in 50% new oak. Axel Marchal and Valerie Lavigne consult. Drinking Window 2026 - 2045

Expert Review
94 POINTS
Antonio Galloni MW - Vinous

The 2016 Giscours is complex, aromatically intense and beguiling, with myriad layers of flavors that unfold with time in the glass. Black cherry, sage, leather, smoke and menthol add plenty of intrigue, but above all else, it is the wine's balance and sense of harmony that make the deepest impression. Under the leadership of Alexander Van Beek and his team, Giscours has been on a roll over the last few years. The 2016 is another fine vintage.

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Winemakers Note

Château Giscours, a singular estate surrounded by a living and preserved ecosystem If the first traces of the history of Château Giscours date back to the 14th century, it all really began in 1552 when Pierre de Lhomme, a rich Bordeaux draper, bought the "Guyscoutz" aristocratic house, established a vast estate around it and planted the first vines. Since then, Giscours has never stopped reinventing itself to survive the centuries. In 1995, Eric Albada Jelgersma, a wine lover and art collector, bought the property, restructured the vineyard and renovated the facilities. Today, his children, assisted by Alexander Van Beek, manage this 3rd Grand Cru Classé in 1855 of Margaux. Spectacular and abundant, Giscours is distinguished by its immensity. A living place in its own right, the estate is an incomparable place of discovery in a preserved nature. Here, the coherence of the whole makes each one successful. The 95 hectares of vines are perfectly integrated into their ecosystem, in the heart of a superb reserve of biodiversity. The forest and the park - designed in 1870 by Eugène Bühler, a renowned landscaper - are home to an exceptional diversity of flora and fauna. The wines produced at Château Giscours are a reflection of the place, its environment and the people who make it. The Grand Vin has a unique signature: a fabulous balance between aromatic brilliance and fine tannins.

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International Marketplace Product: Estimated dispatch from Sydney warehouse: June 30th, 2024


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