Chateau Giscours, 2012

Margaux, 3rd Growth Classification

Bottle size: 75cl

ABV: 12%

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$93.06 USD

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Description

Reviews for the 2012 Chateau Giscours

The plump, rich and densely purple-colored 2012 Giscours, has turned out very well in this vintage, offering loads of fruit. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, it has a moderate finish, and is medium to full-bodied, with excellent licorice and crème de cassis notes, and a broad, round, juicy mouthfeel. This is a wine that can be drunk young or cellared for 12-15 years. Drink: 2015 - 2030.
Score: 90 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (218), April 2015

This deep, dark ruby-colored effort reveals developed and forward notes of licorice, roasted herbs, sweet black currants, incense and a touch of smoky barbecue/oaky characteristics. The tannins are soft and the wine is round, medium-bodied, plush and charming. While it is not the richest or most concentrated 2012, it is well-balanced and seductive. Enjoy it over the next decade or more.
Score: 88/90 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (206), April 2013

Some red cherries and plums with cedar and clove notes on the nose. This is a full-bodied red with soft tannins, lovely acidity and a long, floral finish. Structured Giscours. Drink from 2018.
Score: 92 James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2015

Plenty of delicious fruit in this wine with strawberry and raspberry. Full body, with creamy tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Gorgeous. Fine. 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, and 4% Cabernet Franc.
Score: 91/92 James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2013

The 2012 Giscours offers up a profile of savory herbs, smoke, tobacco, licorice, dried rose petal, all backed up by beams of tannin that will ensure the 2012 will drink well for another decade plus. The Giscours is a bit wild and unrestrained, as it so often is, but the 2012 is very nicely balanced throughout, with lovely persistence and plenty of harmony. Drink 2017 - 2027.
Score: 92 Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, January 2016

Dark crimson. Hint of wood shavings on the nose. Well-melded fruit and great balance on the palate. Nothing forced, with real zest and great balance. Something a little meat flavoured about this - a welcome change from all the obvious sweetness.
Score: 17 Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, April 2013

Condition

excellent

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