2000 Giscours

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / MARGAUX
  • 92 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51141-2000
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    (55% cabernet sauvignon and 45% merlot; 31 g/l dry extract; 13.4% alcohol): Good full ruby-red. Perfumed aromas of cassis, violet, shoe polish, tar and smoke. Sweet, ripe and luscious, with earthy underbrush and blackberry flavors lingering impressively on the aftertaste. A very fleshy, ripe Giscours that remains precise and light on its feet thanks to harmonious acidity. Lovely wine.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: January/February 2012
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Dark ruby. Fragrant and full bodied and flattering. Solid with some lead pencil character. A big beefy mouthful but definitively left bank. This may well be good value and provide lots of solid preasure but it will never be subtle...
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Probably the finest Giscours made since the 1975, this black/purple-colored 2000 offers up terrific notes of camphor, creosote, blackberry, and cassis jam intermixed with notions of smoke and earth. Spicy, with low acidity, a big, rich, fleshy, full-bodied palate, outstanding texture, and a long, pure finish, it is, to reiterate, one of the best Giscours produced over the last 25 years. A sleeper of the vintage, it is still available for a realistic price.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Very dark and concentrated, with intense aromas of tobacco, coffee and blackberries. Full-bodied, with big, velvety tannins and a long finish of licorice, berry and currants. Giscours is doing something special. Best ever from here. 27,500 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Stewart
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Drink Dates: 2011-2011
    Author: Andreas
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Drinking well right now. Nose of cedar and dark fruit. Medium-dark ruby color, no oxidation evident yet. In tasting, hints of lead pencil, cassis, unsmoked cigar tobacco. Not quite enough fruit in the balance.
    Drink Dates: 2008-2016
    Author: Alexander C229
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Exquisite, great finesse, very Margaux style with its chocolate arome, distinctive tannins, medium to full body. Needs air to open nicely. Enjoy!
    Drink Dates: 2012-2024
    Author: Jito72
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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Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 1393 bottles owned
  • 202 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 202 collectors)