Giscours 2019 has been released at €33.6 per bottle ex-négociant, down 24.3% on the 2018 release price (€44.4). The wine is being offered at £422 per 12×75, a 22.7% decrease from the 2018 release of £546 a case.
The wine comes with a recommended international price of 43.50 CHF, 345 HKD and 47.50 USD per bottle.
James Suckling awarded today’s release a range of 96-97 points. He said: “It’s full-bodied, yet very tight with powerful, defined tannins, surrounded by attractive ripe fruit. Serious. Reminds me of the excellent 1975.”
The wine received 94 points from Jean-Marc Quarin and 95-97 from Jeff Leve (The Wine Cellar Insider). According to Leve, the wine “has richness and depth, while focusing on its purity and freshness. The long finish, with its fabulous lift and sweetness in the fruit keeps on going, long after the wine has left the glass […] This is the best vintage produced in the long history of Chateau Giscours”. He also revealed that this was the longest harvest in the history of the Chateau.
Prices for Giscours, however, show little correlation to critic scores. Instead they tend to appreciate with time, as seen in the chart below. Buyers might therefore wish to consider the 2014 (NM93).
For more information, you can view the Chateau’s vintage presentation on the Union des Grand Cru de Bordeaux’s YouTube channel, here.
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