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Château Giscours 3ème Grand Cru Classé  2006 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Château Giscours 3ème Grand Cru Classé 2006

A classically-styled Margaux, with body and power, but not at the cost of elegance.

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Lot Description: Château Giscours 3ème Grand Cru Classé 2006

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Wine cabinet
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : yes
  • Alcohol percentage : 13 %

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Margaux
  • Classification: 3ème Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: GFA du Château Giscours
  • Vintage: 2006
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet franc
  • Peak: Drink until 2025
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Conventional
  • Size (in ha): 80
  • Volume: 300000 bottles
  • Intensity : Full-bodied
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • Giscours' wines are concentrated, generous and rich, with well-integrated tannins. Particularly seductive when young, they have a potential to age for several years in good vintages. Note that there is also an excellent second wine, the Sirène de Giscours.

    Château Giscours is one of the largest properties in the Médoc. The vineyard's soil consists of gravel on sandy-gravelly subsoil. The creation of a lake near the château has improved the soil's drainage. The exceptional terroir benefits from all of the factors necessary for the production of high quality wines: good orientation, very warm soil in the spring, root permeability, fertility, and regulation of the water supply in the summer. After family and financial difficulties, the property was taken over by Dutch businessman Eric Albada-Jelgersma in 1995. Since then, under the management of the enthusiast Alexander Van Beek, who has accomplished huge work both in the vines and cellar, the château has been brought back to former glory.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
90/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
91/100Wine Spectator
15/20Jancis Robinson
16,5/20RVF
88/100Vinous Antonio Galloni
90/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink until 2025

Tasting notes - Extract
"Herbaceous, earthy, truffle notes intermixed with sweet cherries, plums, and currants are present in this soft, medium garnet wine, which is surprisingly evolved (...)" R. Parker (02/2009)