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Chateau Giscours 2003 Margaux Grand Cru Classe

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4.6/5   (4 Guides)

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3rd Grand Cru Classé in 1855

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2003 is a very hot vintage whose wines have evolved magnificently. We will remember the heat wave that was particularly notable during the first two weeks of August. However, the rainfall was distributed throughout the season, allowing the vines not to suffer too much from the drought and the heat. The more temperate month of September allowed the grapes to reach a very good maturity.

Blend of the 2003 vintage : 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot.

The robe is a deep red, tinged with beautiful tiled reflections.

The nose is fine and intense, offering notes of blackcurrant, blackberry and black cherry, supported by a nice minty freshness and a touch of white pepper.

The attack is precise and juicy, revealing a silky and complex body wrapped in chiseled tannins. Rising in volume and freshness, it lasts a long time in aromatic persistence until a long fruity and unctuous finish. A Margaux of great finesse.

Food and wine pairing:

Château Giscours 2003 could accompany a roasted lamb fillet, smoked pigeon with buckwheat risotto, a piece of Salers beef sautéed with herbs, a Mughal curry with mutton or even a dish of fresh tagliatelle with truffles.

For a pairing with cheeses, choose those pressed and uncooked: cantal, old mimolette, morbier, saint-nectaire and tomme de Savoie. It can also be enjoyed with Brie de Meaux, Gouda or Salers.

For dessert, it will be a gourmet match with an opera cake, a crispy praline dessert or a tiramisu.

Ageing potential and tasting:

Château Giscours 2003 can still evolve patiently in the cellar thanks to its great ageing potential, which can be enjoyed until 2030.

However, it is quite ready to be enjoyed today, taking care to open and decant the bottle in the serving room at a room temperature between 15 and 18°C, ideally 3 to 4 hours before tasting.

The bottles will be kept in the cellar protected from the light, lying down, at an optimal hygrometric degree of 70%.

Size : 750ml
Alcohol Degree : 13,5°
Appellation : Margaux
Vintage : 2003
Color : Red
Classification : 3rd Classified Growth

The first writing mentioning Giscours mentions a fortified keep around 1330 and it was not until 1847 that the castle was built in the Renaissance style as we know it today.

This château is a third classified Grand Cru according to the prestigious 1855 list.

The vineyard is located on 3 very particular ridges of the Margaux appellation area crossed by the Le Cordet stream, thus bringing together a set of qualities such as exposure, drainage, water regulation in summer, root permeability that make it an exceptional castle.

The vineyard covers a little less than a hundred hectares, the vines of which were planted on average about thirty years ago. Production is of the order of 480 barrels per year, ie between 550 and 600,000 bottles for an average yield per hectare of 4,500 liters.

Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon: 60%, Merlot: 32%, Cabernet franc: 5% and Petit Verdot: 3%.

All the harvest is manual and the wine is aged in 50% pure barrels for 15 to 18 months depending on the vintage before bottling.

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