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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Chateau Giscours  2009
Chateau Giscours 2009
(search item no. 114573)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
James Suckling rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aged in high quality oak barrels, the wine acquires its complexity over a period of months, subtly combining aromas of dark fruit and spices with the tannins in the wood, to reach a sublime balance. The complex blending procedure, an important stage in the production of this great wine, requires the most advanced skills of the cellar master and their team. Ultimately, all the traditional qualities of a great Margaux are assembled: the finesse of the tannins, purity, a gentle, refined elegance, and a great length on the palate.
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About Chateau Giscours:

Located on a beautiful 300 hectare estate, the 83 hectare Giscours vineyard is located in the famous Margaux appellation. Though the estate was first mentioned in a document dating back to 1330, it was not until 1847 that Count de Pescatore laid the cornerstone of the remarkable ch√Ęteau that now overlooks the vines. Giscours' quality was confirmed by its inclusion as a Third Growth in the 1855 classification.

The estate was purchased by Nicolas Tari after World War II. He made major investments in modernizing Giscours. In 1995, Eric Albada Jelgersma acquired the right to grow vines and make wine on the estate. He continues to lavish the care and attention that are necessary to maintain Giscours' standing as a world-famous great growth.