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Château Giscours (Margaux AOC): This Classified Growth in 1855 is the first label of Château Giscours. It is of great finesse and elegance. Delicacy and power are combined in this flask to bring you the elegance expected of a great Margaux wine. The aging potential of this great wine is between 8 and 20 years or even more for the most exceptional vintages.

“A great wine is not the work of one man, it is the result of a tradition that is upheld and refined”, wrote Paul Claudel

This tradition, inseparable from the greatest wines in the Medoc has passed down the generations at Giscours.

In recent years, a young dynamic team has combined this ancestral expertise with the latest technology: the team takes a permanent care of the vines with the passing seasons, hand-picked harvests are the subject of special attention, and plot by plot management is constantly refined with substantial investments in the vineyards…

Ensuring that the best grape varieties are matched with the extraordinary terroir, providing the vital link to this fabulous alchemy, the men of Giscours have only one guiding principle: a growing quality, making it consistent and inherent to this great wine…

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Vintage 1983

Bordeaux / If 1981 was forgotten after 1982, the 1983 was completely overshadowed by 1982, although the harvest was large and of high quality everywhere in Bordeaux. Too much humidity brought about by heavy rains impeded production in many places. In Margaux, some of the wines were even better than in 1982. For example, Château Margaux announced that their 1983 surpassed the 1982. One of the best-ever Palmers was Palmer 1983.

The best wine of the vintage was however Le Pin – no doubt. It is a real bargain, not only for quality, but also for price at 950 euro a bottle, compared with Le Pin 1982 at 4,500 euro in 2015. Cheval Blanc also succeeded fabulously. Yquem started a new ascent this year. Graves got hit by hail storm yielding a small crop and basically non-existent anymore.

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1983 Giscours - fine distinctive nose, truffles, refined, elegant on the nose, fine balance, smooth aftertaste. Margaux commune was very strong in this vintage, but communes further north weren’t. 91p.

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Margaux, Bordeaux

Other wines from this producer

La Sirène de Giscourt

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