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1982 Château Giscours

  • 86 WA
  • 87 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • 75 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51141-1982-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    ($100) Full red. Slightly roasted red fruits, currant and spice cake on the nose. Fat, full and sweet but could use a bit more shape. Has plenty of extract, though, and builds nicely toward the back. Finishes with dusty tannins and noteworthy sweetness of fruit.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: July/August 2002
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 86

    This fully mature wine continues to offer a mouthfilling concoction of glycerin, over-ripe black-cherry and cassis fruit, full body, and plenty of hefty alcohol. There is little complexity or grip to this chewy, meaty Giscours. Drink it over the next 5-6 years . Tasted 6 times since bottling with consistent notes.
    Drink Dates: 1995-2001
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Respectably deep crimson but a muddy, smudgy nose. Sweet and simple. Some tannins, but they are not really integrated with the fruit nor, it seems, ever will be.
    Drink Dates: 2002
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Dark ruby-garnet in color, with tobacco, chocolate and berry aromas. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and plenty of milk chocolate on the finish. Slightly dry.--1982 Bordeaux horizontal. Drink now.
    Drink Dates: 1998+
    Author: James Suckling
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  • 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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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 94 bottles owned
    • 25 collectors