Chateau Giscours dominates the southern fringes of Margaux with 82 hectares of vineyards. Classified as a third growth in the 1855 classification, the Chateau has consistently delivered good quality claret. However over time the Chateau required a new injection of cash and energy, which the current owner (a Dutch entrepeneur) provided after he bough the property in 1995. The renovations have continued on a vast scale, with 200,000 unsatisfactory vines replaced and the winery buildings restored.
Chateau Giscours is made from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. The 2010 vintage was spectacular for Giscours, producing possibly their finest wine. Rich blackberry and dark cherries combine with silky tannins and an underlying minerality. Perforing at 2nd growth level with this vintage.