Château Giscours 2013
• Domaine: Château Giscours
• Appellation (AOC): Margaux
• Classification: Third Growth, 3ème Grand Cru Classé in 1855
• Origin: Left Bank, Bordeaux, France
• Importer: Laguna Cellar
"Tasted at the Château Giscours vertical, the 2013 Château Giscours is conspicuously lighter in color than either the 2012 or 2014. Those red cherries and fresh strawberry fruit are intact after bottling, not complex, but clean and fresh, now accompanied by a black olive tincture. The palate is medium-bodied with a pointed, angular opening and it feels a little hollow thereafter. As I (rather glibly) commented in my barrel report, it stumbles over the finish line and that is still the case. It will be an early-drinking Giscours that should be consumed within the first ten years. Tasted June 2015." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (7/28/2016, Interim Issue), Ratings: 87, Drink: 2017-2025
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