Giscours 2018 has been released at €44.40 per bottle ex-negociant, up 7.2% on the 2017’s release (€41.40). It is being offered by the trade for £546 per 12×75, up 7% on the 2017 release of £510 per case.
Antonio Galloni (Vinous) awarded the wine 93-96 points. In his tasting note, he said that “the 2018 Giscours is another in a series of brilliant wines from the estate” and added, “it is certainly the best recent vintage I have tasted”.
James Suckling was also full of praise: he scored the wine 96-97 points and called it “classically structured”.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (Wine Advocate), however, gave the wine a slightly lower barrel range of 90-92+ points, but said it had “refreshing herbal sparks on the finish”.
Other commentators include Jane Anson (Decanter, 95) and Julia Harding MW (Jancis Robinson, 17). In their tasting notes, Anson commented that the wine “easily stands up to the 2015 and 2016”, while Harding said it was “the most elegant vintage of Giscours I have tasted”.
Today’s release is coming to market above a number of recent vintages, but below some of the ‘great’ ones – 2005, 2009 and 2010. Indeed, those confident in the quality of the 2018 might find something to be excited about.
Alternatively, buyers looking for other options have plenty to choose from. The 95-point (NM) 2015 is available at a 14% discount to today’s release. The 2014 and 2016 also look attractive.
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Our Bordeaux 2018 pages contain everything you need to know about this year’s En Primeur campaign, including:
- Critic scores
- Release prices
- Bordeaux 2018 analysis tool [members only]
- The conversation on social media
- Liv-ex’s fair value methodology