Petite Sirène de Château Giscours, Bordeaux 2015
The winemaking team at Château Giscours in Margaux led by Eric Albada Jelgersma have created a gem in Petite Sirène 2015 which coming from this superb vintage is now reaching full maturity and is drinking beautifully.
Clarets as good as this are having a dramatically positive effect on Bordeaux’s reputation for producing high quality affordable wine. Bravo – and thank you Eric.
How does the wine taste?
A merlot-based blend with 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. Delicious. ABV: 13%
What do the critics say?
"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."
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator
Gold Medal Los Angeles 2016
Silver Medal Bruxelles 2017
Bronze Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2017