Ch. Giscours, Margaux
2014 may be a comparatively young vintage for a quality red, but the full flavor of this Margaux belies its tender years. Hints of red cherries, blackcurrant and raspberry blend to create a deep and dry taste. There's also a floral undercurrent to this red that provides an appealingly perfumed aroma upon popping the cork. For such a young wine, this Margaux offers a seductive and precise finish that doesn’t overpower the palate with fruit. It stands apart from many competitors thanks to this unique complexity. Decant the wine for best results.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
WHAT IT GOES WITH
Strong and simple flavours match well with this wine, so fire up your slow cooker and leisurely braise some red meat or lamb. Go light on the sauces however, as that will clash with the complexity of the Margaux. If pairing with cheese, opt for a Berkswell or Manchego - again, leaving the chutney in the jar. You won't need it.
ABOUT THE VINEYARD
Château Giscours is among the most reputable vineyards in Bordeaux, enjoying a highly esteemed reputation. Producing wine since the 16th Century, the chateau is now referred to as the home of intellectual wine by enthusiasts. Margaux is a jewel in the crown of this manufacturer, with the selections available from Château Giscours frequently praised for their elegance and graceful aging.