HDH Wine

2016 Château Giscours

Margaux, 3me cru classé
(OWC)

PRICE:
$780.00 per Case of Magnums (1.5L)

SIZE:
1.5L

AVAILABLE:
1 case of Magnums (1.5L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"This has attractive, glossy, ripe red-plum and licorice aromas with cedar, flowers and red berries, as well as a stony edge. A very fragrant, cabernet-driven nose. The palate has elegance and grace with sleek and charming, balanced style and a discreet tannin structure that holds the finish long and fresh. A blend of 81 per cent cabernet sauvignon and 19 per cent merlot. Try from 2023." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2023


"The 2016 Giscours is complex, aromatically intense and beguiling, with myriad layers of flavors that unfold with time in the glass. Black cherry, sage, leather, smoke and menthol add plenty of intrigue, but above all else, it is the wine's balance and sense of harmony that make the deepest impression. Under the leadership of Alexander Van Beek and his team, Giscours has been on a roll over the last few years. The 2016 is another fine vintage." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2022-2041


"The 2016 Giscours comes off the back of the superlative 2015, not an easy wine to follow. It clearly boasts more horsepower on the nose compared the de Tertre, presenting layers of blackberry, cedar and crushed violet aromas that leap from the glass. The medium-bodied palate is crisp and focused, with grainy tannin and a pencil-box-infused finish. Winemaker Alexandre van Beek has retained the density this Margaux showed out of barrel, to offer a classy wine that will benefit from several years in bottle." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2023-2050


"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Giscours gives up aromas of cassis, chocolate, earth, tar, pepper and hoisin with touches of flowers and a meaty nuance. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy with a great core and a long finish." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2019-2035


"This is on the darker side of the ledger, with well-melded black currant, blackberry and black cherry fruit, infused with brambly energy and allied to a graphite spine on the anise-tinged finish. Features a light woodsy echo at the very end, but there's plenty of flesh here. Best from 2022 through 2032. 34,667 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2022-2032



(JR, 02/06/2020)

Rating: 16.5


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