Chateau Giscours 3eme Grand Cru Classe, Margaux 2018
This is a classic Margaux vineyard that is under Dutch ownership and management – along with sister property Chateau du Tertre. The 95 hectares of vines are planted with 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Alexander Van Beek told us that this has high tannin levels yet they are soft. He described 2018 as being like 2015 but with more precision and smoother in style.
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WINE TASTING NOTES
The 2018 Giscours is another in a series of brilliant wines from the estate. Bold and explosive in the glass, with tremendous fruit richness, the 2018 has so much to offer. In 2018, Giscours is radiant, exotically ripe and incredibly inviting, with a relatively high percentage of Merlot that adds juiciness. All the elements are in gorgeous harmony. The 2018 is an especially fine Giscours. It is certainly the best recent vintage I have tasted. The blend is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. Tasted two times.
Score: 93/96 Antonio Galloni, May 2019