In a nutshell: A top quality Margaux from this old estate.
The lowdown: The 3rd Classified Growth of Chateau Giscours has been making wine since the 16th century and in the time since it has had ups and downs but can now truly be said that in the 21st century has reached its peak and is producing some of the best wines in Bordeaux. This landmark 2015 vintage has been described as "the best Giscours ever" by wine critic Jeff Leve and is true fruition of the work and reforms that General Manager Alexander van Beek and the late owner Eric Albada Jelgersma have done since the mid-1990s. Grown on some very fine terroir this vintage is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot aged for 17 months in oak barrels. Wonderfully deep, ripe and plump black fruit flavours with a nice freshness joined by sweet and caramelised spices. Full-bodied, smooth and complex with fine tannins and a very long length.