Chateau Giscours Margaux GCC 3eme Cru 2011

Product Number: 12-80390

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Grape 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot & 5% Petit Verdot
Color red
Sweetness dry
Body full
Tasting Note RP 88-90/100 The powerful, concentrated 2011 Giscours is not terribly dissimilar from their 2005. Composed of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Merlot, it exhibits a deep ruby/purple color along with scents of charcoal, underbrush, forest floor, licorice, black currants and a hint of wood smoke. This rich, medium to full-bodied, dense effort should be consumed over the next 10-15 years. WS 91/100 Offers a solid core of violet, plum, red licorice, currant paste and sanguine notes that fill out steadily through the fleshy finish. A mesquite hint lurks in the background and should emerge more with cellaring, as there's ample stuffing in reserve here. Best from 2016 through 2027. NM 90/100 the 2011 Château Giscours is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, picked between September 8 and October 1. It offers more fruit intensity than the 2012 and I find more Margaux florality here. It would benefit from more delineation, but there is decent delineation here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple ripe tannin on the entry, red cherry and raspberry fruit intermingling with cedar and tobacco notes. It feels a little conservative on the finish and needs more finesse, but it is a commendable contribution to the vintage Other Critic Score Wine Enthusiast : 94 /100 Gilbert & Gaillard : 93 /100 James Suckling : 92 /100 Decanter : 90 /100 Jeannie Cho Lee : 90 /100 Stephen Tanzer : 88 /100 Jancis Robinson : 16.5 /20
Rating RP:88-90 WS:91 WE:94
Size 75cl



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