Tag: Giscours

Bordeaux 2020: Margaux

In this series, Mark Pardoe MW provides insight into how Bordeaux’s key communes fared in 2020. Here, our Wine Director looks at Margaux, based on a conversation with Alexander Van Beek of Ch. Giscours. At a glance: Margaux in 2020 Hectares under vine: 1,500 Average yield: 36hl/ha in 2020 (49hl/ha in ’19); down 26% Significant […]

Initial success: how to celebrate passing the MW

Today 10 new Masters of Wine have been announced – including our very own Barbara Drew. After three intensive years of study, we asked her what she’ll be uncorking in celebration of those two hard-earned initials…

Four days of harvesting at Ch. Giscours; the start of 2012!

Stepping out of Bordeaux airport, I was greeted by a clear blue sky, heat and a gentle breeze. With a suitcase full of jumpers and a pair of wellies, I started to feel rather foolish and relieved. Foolish for not expecting the wonderful French autumn weather and forgetting my t-shirts at home and relieved that […]