Welcome to our guide to Château Giscours, 3rd Grand Cru of the Margaux appellation. Find tasting notes and advice on chords, food and wine. Learn the best vintages, the history of the property, information on the vines and the vinification. Buy old vintages of Giscours
Guide of the Best Vintage Wines of Château Giscours
Today, My Vintage Winery show you the best rated wines of Château Giscours. This ranking is not official. This one is only based on the marks of the Robert Parker website. It’s up to anyone to taste the prestigious vintages of the most prestigious vineyars of the designation Margaux.
Here is the classification of the best vintages of Château Giscours (Parker) :
- Giscours 1961 : 96/100
- Giscours 2015 : 94+/100
- Giscours 2016 : 93/100
- Giscours 2010 : 93/100
- Giscours 2014 : 92/100
- Giscours 2005 : 92/100
- Giscours 2001 : 92/100
- Giscours 1975 : 92/100
- Giscours 2018 : 90-92+/100
- Giscours 2017 : 90-92/100
All you need to know about Château Giscours
Among the owners who have succeeded each other since the 15th century, the most notable is perhaps the count of Pescatore, banker, who acquired the castle in 1845 and entrusted the management to Pierre Skawinski, a talented winegrower who marked the 19th century durably . It is also the Count of Pescatore who built the castle as we know it today. After new owners changes, the reputation of the wine, ranked 3rd Grand Cru in 1855, deteriorated gradually. The estate was partly reborn in 1954 with its purchase by Pierre Tari, a major winemaker from Algeria. In turn, in 1995, he sold some of his shares and the management to a Dutch businessman, Eric Albada Jelgersma.
He then undertook a renovation of the property and equipment. In 1998, he had great difficulties with the discovery of frauds in the second wine, but overall the team set up afterwards, led now by Alexander Van Beek and technically by Didier Forêt, was a great success with progress constant and widely recognized. The 80-hectare vineyard, located southeast of Margaux and with a slightly sandy gravel soil, is planted with cabernet sauvignon (60%) and merlot (32%), the rest being divided between cabernet franc and Petit Verdot. About 25% of the vines are over 40 years old. The second wine, “La Sirène de Giscours”, represents about a third of the total production.
The producer talks about it
Located in the heart of a property of 300 hectares, the Giscours vineyard covers 86 hectares in the Margaux appellation. A Grand Cru classified in 1855, the Château Giscours wine has all the elegance of great wines from this prestigious terroir. Run by Eric Albada Jelgersma since 1995, Giscours is a continuation of the generations of winemakers making this estate a world-renowned Grand Cru.