2011 Bordeaux – Giscours, Pape Clément, Fombrauge, Meyney

by Charles Lea

After a quiet day yesterday, ending with the release of Meyney (£210) in the late afternoon, this morning sees the release of Giscours, which I quite liked in its soft milk-chocolatey style, and to which Neal Martin has given a nice note (91-93,  ‘It has a pleasing purity for the vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with a fleshy, sensual mouthfeel’).

The remaining Bernard Magrez wines are also out, with Fombrauge from Saint Emilion, as well as the undoubted big name, the Magrez flagship from Bordeaux’s southern suburbs, Pape Clément. This last was £1110 per case in 2010, and at £625 is offered well below the price of other vintages on the market.