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2003 Château Giscours

  • 90 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 88 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51141-2003-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

    ($47-$50) Good full red. Roasted fruits, leather and a whiff of game on the nose. Fat and powerful, with impressive material and volume for this Margaux. Seems rather heavily extracted, but the wine's sweetness is impressive. The young 2005 is finer, though.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Aromas of blackberry, black olives and licorice. Medium- to full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a fruity finish. Refined and nicely done. 21,665 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    Giscours should be taken seriously by consumers as the quality has been ratcheted up over the last 7-8 years. The deep ruby/purple-hued 2003 offers complex, evolved aromatics of wood smoke, chocolate, charcoal, black cherry jam, and cassis. Lush, medium to full-bodied, and broad, with low acidity, copious glycerin, and a layered, persistent finish (it lasts for 40+ seconds), this beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 15 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
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    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 88

    opened the bottle at 18:30, not too close, medium body, tobacco, medium finish. worth HK$400 only
    Author: tonytso
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Popped and poured over 3 hours. Dark fruits on the nose; the same on the palate with very primary flavors. Enjoyable but not really an exciting wine. Overall, rather flat, likely due to the very hot vintage an relatively low acid.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2020
    Author: Todd W59
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Soft silky tannin, classic Bordeaux. 2hrs in a decanter, kept its structure.
    Author: MondovinoVA
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

  • 1156 bottles owned
  • 166 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 166 collectors)