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Christian Marcoux

Christian Marcoux

2 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 90/100

Flavor-rich an easy-drinking, the Rio Madre 2019, by Bodegas y Viñedos Ilurce, offers aromas of roasted plum, prune, black pepper, smoke, leather, clove and oak. Made from the Graciano grape - a delicious dark-skin fruit commonly grown in the Rioja region of Spain- delivers a full body, well-layered acidity, and a long and juicy finish. Palate: dried strawberry, cherry, black pepper, leather, spice, coffee and oak. Enjoy!

Reserva

Marqués del Puerto Reserva 2011

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain
4 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 91/100

Authentic wine from the Rioja valley of Spain, the Marques del Puerto Reserva 2011 exposes delicious aromas of sour cherry, fig, mustard seed, volcanic rock, parmesan cheese, cigar box and oak. Full body with chewy tannins, the acidity is fresh and the finish is dry - perfect for pasta dish or sharp cheese. Blended from 90% Tempranillo and 10% Mazuelo, the Marques del Puerto Reserva offers succulent flavors of tart plum and cherry, dried leaves, wet gravel, tobacco, cinnamon and oak. Enjoy!

Reserva

Beronia Reserva Tempranillo 2016

Rioja Doca, Spain
9 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 91/100

Amazing everyday wine from the Bodegas Beronia, located in the well renown Rioja region, the Beronia offers a charming Spanish wine. Blended from 94% Tempranillo, 4% Graciano and 2% Mazuelo, the 2016 vintage delivers aromas of sour cherry, fig, mustard seed, parmesan cheese, cigar box, dill and cedar. Dry and seductive, this full-bodied wine pleases with polished tannins, supple acidity and a short finish. Palate: dried blackberry, sour cherry, fig, pastrami, mustard seed, tobacco, wood burner and cedar. Enjoy!

9 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 89/100

Chateau Carbonneau, from Sainte-Foy Cotes de Bordeaux, provides a delicious experience to the amateur of Bordeaux wine. The 2018 vintage exposes aromas of red plum, pomegranate, bay leaf, graphite, baking spice, incense, dill and cedar. Blended from 85% Merlot and 15% Malbec, this Bordelais delivers a full body, chewy tannins and supple acidity, followed by a round and long finish. Palate: red currant, raspberry, bay leaf, new leather, allspice, incense and cedar. Enjoy!

Signos de Origen

Emiliana Signos de Origen Carmenère 2017

Colchagua Valley D.O., Chile
10 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 89/100

If you’re looking for a wine made socially responsible, organic, biodynamic and vegan, the Signos de Origen from the Emiliana Vineyards is the one for you. The 2017 vintage offers aromas of pomegranate, cherry, mint, wet gravel, sweet tobacco and sandalwood. Made of Carmenere from the Colchagua Valley in Chile, the wine expose a full body, polished tannins and appealing acidity. The finish fruity and round, perfect for any food pairing. Palate: cherry, raspberry, green bell pepper, slate, chocolate and vanilla. Enjoy!

Christian Marcoux

Memorable Wine

Silver Oak, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon

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First Wine

Wow that's long time ago

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Unusual Wine Experience

Orange wine from Southbrook

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Current Fav Wine

I do love Napa and Ontario wine, but i try expend into South-America

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