Ch Giscours 2022
3e Grand Cru Classé
€ 70.30/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – Antonio Galloni – 95-97/100
The 2022 Giscours is a regal, sophisticated wine. Succulent red cherry,
blood orange, spice, menthol and rose petal lend notable vibrancy and
freshness throughout. Most surprisingly, the 2022 remains light on its feet,
especially for a wine made from such low yields in a warm, dry year. Over
the last few years Giscours has been one of the most improved properties
in the Médoc. The 2022 is another step in that direction. Sublime.
Robert Parker The Wine Advocate – 94-96+/100
With the 2022 Giscours, this estate takes another step up, delivering a deep and characterful wine redolent of cherries, dark berries, violets, peony and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, broad shouldered and layered, it’s deep and elegantly muscular, with impressive concentration, abundant but refined tannins and a structural authority reminiscent of the great Giscours vintages of the 1970s. Why is it so good? There are many reasons, but one is the high proportion of old vines—almost 60% of the blend deriving from vines that are over 50 years old—in a vintage that favored vines with deep, well-established root systems. Another is the increasing precision of harvesting at this address: Giscours’s old vines are frequently co-planted with younger replacements that have filled any gaps in the ranks over the years; so, blocks are now picked in two or three passages instead of all at once, with the younger vines picked first.