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Château Giscours 2023 released En Primeur  

  • Château Giscours 2023 has been released for £492 per 12×75.  
  • ‘The very best wine I have ever tasted here’ said Antonio Galloni, who awarded a score of 96-98 points. 
  • Buyers looking for value may turn to the 2015 and 2020 vintages.  

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château Giscours 2023 has been released at €40.8 per bottle ex-négociant, down 18.4% on the 2022 release (€50).  

It is being offered by the international trade for £492 per 12×75, an 18% decrease on the 2022’s opening price (£600 a case).  

Buyers looking for value opportunities in back-vintages may turn to the 2015 or 2020. See more pricing analysis below. 

Critical response 

Antonio Galloni (Vinous)  was effusive in his praise for the 2023 Château Giscours, calling the wine a ‘towering, majestic Margaux’, and ‘the best wine [he has] ever tasted here’. He awarded a barrel score of 96-98 points.  

By contrast, Neal Martin (Vinous) gave the wine a score of 90-92. While the critic ‘admires its linearity and classicism’, he adds that the 2023 ‘is not a powerful Giscours and doesn’t quite have the persistence of the previous vintage’.  

Jane Anson gave the wine a score of 95 points, calling it ‘inky and expertly constructed’, and adding that 2023 was ‘clearly an excellent vintage at Giscours’. 

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent) called the 2023 Giscours ‘very alluring’, describing notes of ‘blackcurrant jelly, kirsch, and black raspberries giving way to hints of lilacs, pencil lead, and mossy tree bark’. She awarded the wine a score of 93-95 points.  

According to William Kelleye (The Wine Advocate), the wine is ‘one of the real successes of the vintage’. Awarding a score of 94-96 points, he called it ‘deep, layered, seamless and concentrated’.  

Pricing analysis 

According to the Liv-ex Fair Value methodology, Market Prices of Château Giscours are 64.9% correlated with scores from Neal Martin, Liv-ex members’ chosen most-influential critic of Bordeaux En Primeur wines. As shown in the chart below, today’s release falls significantly above the Fair Value regression line. 

The 2014, 2015 and 2020 vintages all fall below the trend line and represent Fair Value.  

Of these, the 2015 vintage may be a compelling option to buyers. Receiving a 95-point score from Neal Martin and benefitting from extra time in bottle, it is available at a 13.6% discount to today’s release.  

Use our ready-made list to easily spot opportunities in back-vintages of Château Giscours and other Bordeaux wines. 

Our Bordeaux En Primeur 2023 page contains everything you need to know about this year’s campaign. You can also sign up for our daily En Primeur email alerts using the form below.

Liv-ex analysis is drawn from the world’s most comprehensive database of fine wine prices. The data reflects the real time activity of Liv-ex’s 620+ merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £100m of bids and offers across 20,000 wines.          

Independent data, direct from the market.