2019 Chateau Giscours
Chateau Giscours has a long, rich history that dates back to the 14th century. Located within the Margaux appellation, in the communes of Labarde and Arsac, Giscour's exceptional terroir presents all the qualities required to produce a great wine. The soil components are ideal. Three magnificent gravel hilltops deposited by the Garonne at the beginning of the Quaternary era are one of the key features. The gentle climate is another beneficial factor. This subtle balance gives the terroir its undeniable finesse.
A composition of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, this opaque wine reveals a wealth of dark blue fruits. The nose opens with black cherry, cassis, violets, and blueberry with a slight hint of tar and graphite. The mid-palette has great depth. Tannins are restrained, giving the wine amazing balance and a solid structure.The delicate acidity within this impressive beauty offers a finish that is long and elegant.
By Perry Miroballi