2001 Giscours 750ml

France - Bordeaux - Margaux | Third Growth/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2001 Giscours
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60% cabernet sauvignon and 40% merlot; 29.9 g/l dry extract;13.2% alcohol): Medium deep ruby-red. Blackberry, cassis, sassafras, camphor and quinine on the nose. Sweet dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors show an almost liqueur-like creaminess, but bright acidity keeps this fresh midweight light on its feet. Finishes silky, balsamic and long, with tar, pepper and mineral notes providing grip.

Author: Ian D'Agata
Issue: Issue 10096

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Score: 92
Author: David 429
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 10/13/2008
Drink Dates: 2008-2015
Beautiful ruby red, nose of blackberries, chocolate, fresh wild flowers, country air and candy - an absolutely beautiful ever changing nose, with a nice mouthfeel well integrated tannins and a 45+ second finish.

About This Producer

Located in the commune of Margaux, this chateau is ranked as a Third Growth property from the 1855 Classification of Medoc. Just before that classification, a wealthy Parisian, the Count de Pescatore, renovated this estate, and is given credit for bringing the wines back to a superior quality. After World War II, Nicolas Tari took over the estate, making some serious renovations that included replanting the vineyards and constructing a man-made lake that would later contribute to the terroir of the wines. Today the vineyard makeup is very typical of most fine Medoc estates - Cabernet Sauvignon (53%), Merlot (42%) and the remaining, Petite Verdot and Cabernet Franc (5%). A quarter of the plot is considered old vine, with 40-year-old vines. The estate's second wine is called La Sirene de Giscours and outside the commune's border, the estate makes a bottling called Le Haut Medoc de Giscours.

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