2015 Château Giscours

*Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast

$59.99

Available within 60 days from order

Appellation: Margaux

Ratings: WE-97  JS-96  NM-95  DC-95  RP-94+  VN-94  WS-93

Size: 750 ml

Available within 60 days from order

Description

“This firm wine shows the tannic side of the vintage. Those tannins are dusty, enriched with black-currant fruits and a dense backdrop. The wine is concentrated and elegant, very ageworthy and not likely to be ready before 2025.” *Cellar Selection*  (12/2017) Wine Enthusiast

“Plenty of violets and dark berries on offer here. This has a striking sense of purity as well as an energetic, regal palate. The structure is impressively groomed with effortless depth and length. A standout wine. Try from 2022.” (2/2018) James Suckling

“The 2015 Giscours showed magnificently when I tasted it from barrel and I made allusions to the legendary 1961, which I have been fortunate to taste two or three times. I have no reason to change this view. It has a very refined bouquet that is almost understated at first, but then blossoms in the glass with copious blackberry, raspberry, flint and graphite aromas. The palate is very well balanced with great depth and real vibrancy. There is a slight chalkiness to the texture, extraordinarily fresh with superb mineral tension on the long finish. This is a great Giscours that will age beautifully over many years. Anticipated maturity: 2022 – 2060.” (02/2018) Neal Martin

“Deep, plush fruit which is hard to push through at first – it resists rather than giving way. There are layers of muscular fruit on the palate with some gorgeous touches of tobacco and charcoal. This is one to age – and to double-decant if you’re thinking about opening it up in the next decade. 50% new oak.” (11/2017) Jane Anson for Decanter

“Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Giscours opens with expressive cassis, blackberry and red currants on the nose with touches of cedar chest, roses and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied with a good core of muscular fruit and firm, grainy tannins, it finishes long.”  (2/2018) Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“The 2015 Giscours is every bit as compelling from bottle as it was from barrel. Deep, powerful and virile in style, the 2015 has a lot to say. There is a purity to the aromas and flavors in the 2015 that I don’t recall seeing in the past. Ripe and ample, with terrific freshness and nuance, the 2015 is compelling in every way. In 2015, the blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, with no Cabernet Franc. 94+ points.” (2/2018) Antonio Galloni for Vinous

“Polished and rounded in feel, with a solid core of plum and blackberry compote flavors, lined with light hints of charcoal, tobacco and violet. Nice perfumy tobacco and warm tar notes show on the finish. Very well-integrated, making this approachable now, but there’s no rush. Best from 2020 through 2035.” (3/2018) Wine Spectator

 

 

 

 

 

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 12 in

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “2015 Château Giscours”