2013 Giscours

  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 51141-2013-750-0
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Bright ruby-red. Enticing aromas of minty redcurrant, blueberry, cedar and graphite. Juicy and fresh in the mouth, with red and dark berry flavors lifted by harmonious acidity. Finishes with slightly peppery, youthful tannins and a lingering violet note.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: May/June 2014
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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

    • 4 bottles owned
    • 4 collectors