Château Giscours 2020 Margaux 3e Grand Cru Classé
Jane Anson (Decanter) 95 | Neal Martin (Vinous) 93-95 | Jeb Dunnuck 93-95 | James Suckling 96-97 | The Wine Advocate 92-94+ punten
- SmaakprofielKrachtig & Complex
- DruivenrasCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
- HerkomstFrankrijk, Bordeaux
✔ Eigendom van de familie Albada Jelgersma
✔ Consultancy door Thomas Duclos (sinds 2019)
✔ Alexander van Beek: ‘magnifique millésime’
Château Giscours is met recht fier op haar 2020: ‘The team's in-depth knowledge of the terroir and their risk-taking have produced a voluptuous wine. It is generous, with great personality. It has all the power and fleshiness of Chateau Giscours, and evokes a taffeta texture with silky tannins.’
Ook de internationale pers is lyrisch over de 2020: Jeb Dunnuck: ‘One of the most seamless Margaux in the vintage...It's a beautiful Margaux’ (93-95 punten). Jane Anson van Decanter: ‘This is an excellent Giscours, extremely precise, well drawn and seductive’ (95 punten James Suckling: ‘Another winner from Giscours’ (96-97 punten). U kunt de volledige beoordelingen lezen onder het tabje Recensies op deze pagina.
56% cabernet sauvignon en 44% merlot. Opvoeding gedurende 17 maanden op eiken waarvan de helft nieuw.
Decanter (Jane Anson)
This is an excellent Giscours, extremely precise, well drawn and seductive. There is both concentration and spice, and a vivid sappy feel to the raspberry and bilberry fruits, all drawn out through the palate as the slate texture kicks in. Plenty of things to keep track on here, not least that this is now the only estate in Margaux owned by the Albada family, as they have sold du Tertre. The focus is now entirely on Giscours, and I would expect to see a concerted effort to raise the visibility of the property. Changes include Thomas Duclos as consultant since 2019, and vineyard choices such as intra-plot harvesting, meaning going in waves through the plots picking individual vines when they are at full ripeness. Plus, Jerome Poisson is the new technical director (a French Canadian, who worked in Napa, Italy, Chile, Cognac and Alsace), replacing Lorenzo Pasquini. 50% new oak for ageing. A yield of 35hl/ha.
Vinous (Neal Martin)
The 2020 Giscours was picked from September 21 to October 2. The huge difference in quality between the Grand Vin and Deuxième Vin is apparent on the nose of crystal-clear black fruit intermixed with raspberry, crushed stone and light crushed violet aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins, taut and crisp, and quite tensile, leading to a classically styled, sapid finish. This is a classy Giscours with plenty of breeding.
The Wine Advocate
92-94+ /100 punten
A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot, the 2020 Giscours reveals a deep garnet-purple color and compelling notes of crushed redcurrants, plum preserves and Morello cherries, leading to hints of lavender, wild sage, damp soil and black truffles with a touch of licorice. The medium-bodied palate bursts with vibrant red and black fruits and lots of savory accents, supported by soft, very well managed tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note.
Aromas of crushed berries, dried flowers and spices with undertones of ink and iron. Full-bodied with wonderful, fine tannins that are totally embedded in the structure. Endless length and such refinement. Rather ethereal. Another winner from Giscours.
One of the most seamless Margaux in the vintage, the 2020 Château Giscours checks in as 56% Cabernet Sauvignon and 44% Merlot, brought up in 50% new French oak. Offering a wonderful, rich, powerful style that's classic Giscours, it has lots of cassis and darker currant fruits as well as notes of dried flowers, sandalwood, licorice, and earth. The tannin quality is spot on, which is rare in Margaux in 2020, and it has medium to full body, a great mid-palate, and a silky, layered mouthfeel. It's a beautiful Margaux.