2010 Giscours



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£196.00

Average critic rating : 92.5 points

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91

I thought this could be even more spectacular than it is, given the way the 2010 from Giscours performed from the barrel, but it is certainly outstanding. A beautiful wine, stunningly opulent, accessible and almost atypically forward, it is plump and delicious already, and in that sense, it is almost reminiscent of the 2009. Deep ruby/plum/purple, with juicy black raspberry and black currant fruit as well as hints of cedar, licorice, forest floor and underbrush, the 2010 is medium to full-bodied, layered, round and impossible to resist already. It should drink beautifully for 20-25 years. Wine Advocate.February, 2013

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Tasted twice at the chateau and the UGC, a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon (the highest ever) and 29% Merlot that cropped at 25-27hl/ha. It has a pH of 3.6 and 13.7% alcohol. I must say, I really love the purity on this nose as dark cherries, cassis and crushed flower soar from the glass. Very fine delineation here. The palate is medium-bodied with very silky smooth tannins, almost Burgundian in texture. Lovely poise and focus, long in the mouth, this is the finest Giscours in a long time. Tasted April 2011. Neal Martin erobertparker.com

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This is very structured and muscular with a lots of toasty new wood showing now but if you dig deep you see a rich and beautiful fruit and velvety tannin structure. Is this the new 1970? Very sexy. jamessuckling.com

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91-94

Polished, with lots of alluring mocha and licorice notes leading the way, followed by creamy blueberry, blackberry and black cherry fruit. The finish is long and creamy. James Molesworth, winespectator.com

17.5

17.5

Blackish crimson. Quite complex and complete. Just beautifully balanced. This is ripe claret. The sort that Edmund Penning-Rowsell never encountered. Nothing forced nor self conscious. Just great balance and confidence. Fresh finish. Real Margaux. Appetising and subtle. But no blockbuster. Even a little sinewy on the finish. jancisrobinson.com

17.5

17.5

Very good depth of fruit, perfect Cabernet ripeness, fragrance and smoothness of texture to see a very good future. Drink 2017-30. Steven Spurrier, decanter.com

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Giscours Produced from a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot, this is the highest concentration of Cabernet Sauvignon in the history of the chateau! The harvest produced yields that were slightly lower than they produced in 2009. That combination created a deep ruby colored wine offering floral, cassis, boysenberry and smoky aromas. Round tannins, supple textures and more muscle than usual led the way for a long, fresh, pure, ripe, cassis. According to Alexandre Van Beek, he?s happy with the masculine edge to the wines style in this vintage. He graciously stated, ?Credit goes to their consultant Denis Dubordieu, who began working with Giscours and du Tertre starting with the vintage.? winecellarinsider.com

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The deep ruby 2010 Giscours offers notes of ripe blackberries, plums, blackberries, cedar and violets, with delicate flavours and good depth of fruit in the mid palate. This is a fairly light, restrained expression of the Margaux appellation for 2010.asianpalate.com

17.5

17.5

71CS 29M Weedy blackcurrant. Pure, rich, concentrated and firmly tannic. Round and creamy with a note of smoky oak and a big hit of mineral. Fruity and upfront. Certainly not in the subtle style of Ch. Margaux but hugely likable.



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