Ch Giscours 2020
3e Grand Cru Classé
€ 57.60/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – Antonio Galloni – 93-95/100
The 2020 Giscours is surprisingly juicy and forward, with lovely mid-palate richness from the Merlot that comprises 44% of the blend. Inky dark fruit, new leather, spice, menthol and dried herbs all meld together effortlessly. In 2020 Giscours is a real charmer. I imagine it will drink well with minimal cellaring. Harvest started on September 8 for the Merlot and finished with the last of the Cabernets on October 3, which is a good week ahead of schedule. Yields are down about 25% from the 2019, mostly because of heat and dry weather during the summer. New oak is 50%.
The Wine Advocate – 92-94+/100
A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot, the 2020 Giscours reveals a deep garnet-purple color and compelling notes of crushed redcurrants, plum preserves and Morello cherries, leading to hints of lavender, wild sage, damp soil and black truffles with a touch of licorice. The medium-bodied palate bursts with vibrant red and black fruits and lots of savory accents, supported by soft, very well managed tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note.
J.M. Quarin – 92/100
Couleur sombre, intense et pourpre. Nez très aromatique, au fruité mûr et subtil. Parfumé. Caressant à l’attaque, subtil en milieu de bouche, très aromatique, le vin glisse jusqu’en finale où il s’achève sur des tannins présents, mais enveloppés. Longueur normale. Assemblage : 56 % cabernet sauvignon, 44 % merlot.
J. Suckling – 96-97/100