Château Giscours is a well-regarded wine estate in the Margaux appellation of the Haut-Médoc region just north of Bordeaux city. It was rated as a third growth in the 1855 Bordeaux Classification and, since the 1990s, it has moved from being a Merlot-dominant wine to a more long-lived blend, typically of 75 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 25 percent Merlot.
The Giscours vineyard is one of the largest on the Left Bank with 165 hectares (407 acres) in total. Of this, 102 hectares (252 acres) falls within the Margaux appellation.
This vineyard is planted 60 percent to Cabernet Sauvignon with 32 percent Merlot, 5 percent Cabernet Franc and 3 percent Petit Verdot.
The nose is fruity, racy, elegant and offers intensity (in finesse), power (in finesse) as well as concentration (in finesse). It reveals notes of juicy/ripe wild berries, small black berries, small notes of ripe wild strawberry associated with touches of lily, camphor, violet, fine hints of pepper, toasted, nutmeg and an imperceptible hint of sage (in the background). The palate is fruity and offers juiciness, gourmandize, a fine acidulous frame, a good definition, a beautiful freshness of the guideline, a finesse of the grain as well as a tension very discreetly tight/racy. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy/fresh Boysen berry, small fresh black berries, small notes of juicy / fresh raspberry associated with small touches of violet, lily, fresh gravels, sweet spices as well as very discreet hints of toasted, cardamom, liquorice as well as an imperceptible hint of cuben pepper (in the background) and vanilla. Tannins are well-built.