There was a fortified property on this site in the early 14th century, but there are no records of wine growing here until the middle of the 16th. After the revolution Giscours was confiscated and sold to two Americans. Their tenure did not last for long and it was sold several times in quick succession. In the late 19th century Giscours was managed by a man called Pierre Skawinski who not only invented a kind of eponymous plough still in use today, but also pioneered the use of gravity in the winery. In the early 20th century the vineyard fell into ruin, but was rescued in the 1950s by Nicolas Tari. Investment continues apace today, with extensive replanting having been undertaken. The vineyard here now covers 102 hectares.
Case of 12 Bottles
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duty paid price: £932.14
"The bouquet is clearly in a different league to the previous two vintages: red plum, mulberry and cedar aromas that generously waft from the glass. There is something a little more exotic about these aromatics, with hints of stewed apricots in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin and cedar-infused black fruit with hints of black truffle towards the finish. Perhaps I was a little over-enthusiastic when I last tasted this millennial Margaux, and it seems to lose energy observing it over a ten-minute period, hence my docking a couple of points. Tasted June 2015." Neal Martin
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