Chateau Giscours 2015

Chateau Giscours 2015
In Simon's introduction to our 2015 Bordeaux vintage report he commented that certain wines would justify their likely increase in price. Below, our offer on Château Giscours 2015.

Margaux as a commune excelled in 2015 with various Châteaux all chalking up successes to rival some of their very finest vintages in recent years. I would suggest that Château Giscours is one such example, it impressed us greatly with its substance, richer than the norm for the Château, with very fine sleek tannins creating a deceptively supple impression. This is set to age incredibly well and was one of the stand-outs, particularly given the dramatic step up in quality on 2014.
I have included Neal Martin’s glowing review below:
Château Giscours, 3ème Cru Classé, Margaux
£390 per 12 in bond
(94-96) points, Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate
The 2015 Giscours is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. That is in stark comparison to older vintages, for example the 2000 Giscours that was 50/50 Cabernet and Merlot. This vintage is matured in 50% new oak. Winemaker Alexandre Van Beek told me that the 2015 "...reflects the true terroir at Giscours that created the great wines of the 1960s and 1970s." That is something to live up to with fresh memories of the 1961 in my brain. The bouquet is very intense and almost "untamed" at first, but it calms down in the glass, revealing attractive scents of blackberry, raspberry, cedar and graphite. This is a Giscours determined to make a good impression...and it does. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very pure, a little spicier than recent vintages, adorned with a gentle crescendo in the mouth towards a really quite fantastic, tensile, complex and compelling finish. Having tasted the 1961 and 1970 Giscours just a few months ago, I wager that the 2015 will be the best since the 1961. Time to fall back in love with this great Margaux property. Drink 2025-2060.
This is serious praise indeed as I recall just how impressive the 1970 was. In conclusion, this is one 2015 that is well worth a case.
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