Impressive, long-lived MargauxGiscours is an imposing 3ème Grand Cru château with eighty hectares of vines on slightly raised gravel ground near the Gironde. The estate is also home to a small farm, whose sheep graze between the rows of vines. After a turbulent history, the château was acquired by the Dutch Albada Jelgersma family in 1995, who set about gradually fulfilling the vineyards’ potential. Giscour’s outstanding 2018, 2019 and 2020 wines prove that the estate is among the best in Margaux and thus also in Bordeaux. Margaux wines are famous for their elegant, aromatic style. Young Château Giscours departs from this ideal somewhat because its high Cabernet content and the gravelly soil on which it is grown always give it structured, reticent aromas at first. After ten years at most, however, the wines really open up, revealing their delightful class, elegance and aromas. In other words, be prepared to give this wine some time. The 2020 reveals modest yet heterogeneous aromas of graphite, juniper, cedar wood and blackcurrants with subtle rose notes in the background. The wine saves its trump card for the palate, where it unleashes chewy fruit and plenty of best-quality, sandy tannin structure accompanied by subtle oak and spice notes. A classic, long-lived and wonderfully accomplished Giscours.