2016 Petite Sirène de Château Giscours, Bordeaux
La Petite Sirène (Haut-Médoc) from 3rd-growth Château Giscours (Margaux) is sumptuous, abundant, well-balanced proof that you need not always pay over £20 for a bottle of Left Bank pedigree and finesse. In fact, with this great estate’s 2016 La Petite Sirène vintage newly arrived in our warehouse, you just need £13.95. I’ve described this cuvée before as ‘reasonably priced’. But since again sampling the quality of this vintage, I’m tempted to say, ‘outrageously well-priced’. Which is why I chose this all-time best seller as my wine of the week.
The 2016 has a dense, ruby-purple colour; on the nose, smoky, dried herbal notes and bursts of red/black fruit. It is sheer velvet on the palate, showing all the voluptuous characteristics of classic Margaux and perfect to drink with all red, meaty grilled/barbecued fare now and for the next three to four years. It’s no surprise, then, that so many of our customers rush to secure quantities of La Petite Sirène whenever it lands in stock. If you’ve yet to enjoy for yourself the supreme quality and value Château Giscours offers here, we urge you to do so through today’s offer.
Tom Cannavan from Wine-Pages.com tasted the 2016 recently and wrote "Now with five years under its belt, there's a gentle pink rim to the ruby colour and very attractive aromas of spiced plum compote, with some classy cedar and a depth of fruit. A very pleasing wine in the mouth too, lots of juicy plum and black cherry, firm tannins and keen cherry-skin acidity give enough bite and structure, against the suppleness of the fruit."
- Johnny Wheeler, Chairman, Mr.Wheeler
"From a corking vintage, its effectively the 3rd wine of Château Giscours (the much-loved Third Growth from Margaux) made by the same winemaking team. A blend of 70 per cent Merlot and 30 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon, its richly flavoured and succulent with red and dark berry fruit, whispers of vanilla and spice and a long, mouth-filling finish. Its an extremely approachable entry level claret with impeccable pedigree and reassuringly accessible price. In short, it's perfect." (previous vintage).
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator
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