Petite Sirène de Château Giscours, Bordeaux 2015

75cl bottle: £11.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £143.40

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New to us over the last year, this wine is made and blended under the supervision of the technical staff of Château Giscours, this is a most exciting new find for Claret lovers. Particularly round and elegant, with robust dark fruit and subtle vanilla character from new oak barrels and a wonderful smooth long finish. Well balanced wine with plenty of accolades under its belt too:


 GOLD MEDAL – LOS ANGELES 2016


SILVER MEDAL – BRUXELLES 2017


BRONZE  MEDAL – DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2017


In essence, Petite Sirène is part of our declassified stable though Giscours have put their name to it as Eric Albada Jelgersma and his team bring the same expertise and skill to the wine as they do at Château Giscours Margaux, 3ème Grand Cru Classé and Château du Tertre, Margaux 5ème Grand Cru Classé.

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Our Tasting Notes

This merlot-based blend has a rich, round body full of clean, lively and ripe cherry and blackcurrants. On the finish, the wine lingers, with a tinge of spice and very well balanced tannins.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Appellation: Bordeaux
Alcohol: 13%

About

Petite Sirène was established in 2008 by the renowned Third Growth, Château Giscours of Margaux. Grapes are sourced from a trusted estate with exceptional terroir in Côtes de Bordeaux. The Giscours winemaking team meticulously controls every stage of the production from grape selection to bottling. To achieve final Giscours certification, each vintage undergoes a rigorous series of blind tastings that include a mix of professionals and enthusiasts alike that ensure the high standard of the Château is met every year. Château Giscours boasts a lengthy, rich history that can be traced back to the 14th century. At that time the estate was merely a defensive tower which overlooked a wild, rather unwelcoming terrain. In 1552 Pierre de Lhomme, a wealthy Bordeaux draper, purchased a nobleman’s house called “Guyscoutz.” He revitalized the property and converted it into a vast estate, planted vines, and soon after, wine production began. As the years passed, little by little, Pierre’s successors added their own contributions to the estate. In the 19th century, under the control of the Pescatore and Cruse families, Giscours gained much of its grand appearance. Architect, Eugene Bülher transformed the château into a neoclassical palace, modernizing the winemaking facilities and constructing additional buildings including the famed Ferme Suzanne, a large, lavish space used for banquets today.

fromvineyardsdirect

"From a corking vintage from Ch. Giscours (the much-loved Third Growth from Margaux) made by the same winemaking team as the Grand Vin. A blend of 70 per cent Merlot and 30 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s richly flavoured and succulent with red and dark berry fruit, whispers of vanilla and spice and a long, mouth-filling finish. It’s an extremely approachable entry level claret with impeccable pedigree and reassuringly accessible price. In short, it’s perfect." Jonathan Ray, The Spectator