2016 Petite Sirène de Château Giscours, Bordeaux
All good things must come to an end. At the start of the year we advised you that our best-selling claret La Petite Sirène from the winemaking team at Margaux estate, Château Giscours, has been discontinued and will no longer be available for purchase - the last cases we had sold out in hours.
The good news, however, is that we have one final shipment of the epic 2016, still at £13.95 a bottle which the château has re-directed to us from another market, such is the strength of our longstanding relationship. Sumptuous, warming, great-value red Bordeaux is now more vital than ever. Get it here before it's gone.
It means opening the 2016 Bordeaux vintage - a year now held as one of the greatest in living memory:
"I have just had the pleasure of wallowing in the best Bordeaux vintage I will probably ever taste: 2016. Its more consistent than 2015, as tannic as 2010 but with riper tannins, much more precise than 2009, and just more everything than most vintages."
Jancis Robinson (February 2020, Southwold 2016 Bordeaux tasting review)
Here, Château Giscours have packed this vintages bounty into one petite cuvée. Sheer velvet on the palate; a claret showing all the voluptuous characteristics of classic Margaux, and of course one to pair sumptuously with all grilled/barbecued fare. Now, and over the next three to four years.
"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."
Tom Cannavan, Wine-Pages.com
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