Giscours has a long, rich history, which can be traced back to the fourteenth century. At that time it was a defensive tower overlooking a wild and inhospitable region. The real beginning came in 1552, when Pierre de Lhomme, a wealthy Bordeaux draper, bought a nobleman’s house called “Guyscoutz”; he proceeded to turn it into a vast estate and planted the first vines. Wine production was launched and each of the rich merchant’s successors made their own contribution to this magnificent building. It was in the nineteenth century under the promise of the Pescatore and Cruse families that Giscours gained much of its finery: the château was transformed into a neoclassical palace with architect Eugene Bülher, and the production facilities were modernized with the construction of huge buildings, including the famous “Ferme Suzanne”.
The history of Giscours represents a fascinating story, full of countless anecdotes…
In 1995, a Dutch businessman, Eric Albada Jelgersma, took over management and set about meticulously renovating the vineyard and buildings to make this prestigious estate fully worthy of its third growth ranking in the 1855 classification.
Chateau Giscours La Sirene de Giscours Margaux is very rich, notes of darkly concentrated berries and impressively structured tannins. Flavors are in the dark-berry/plum zone and they’re carried long and focused. Impressive wine.