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Christian Marcoux

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Private Reserve

Peller Estates Private Reserve Meritage 2019

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
4 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 88/100

The Peller Estates Private Reserve Meritage 2019 is another well made creation by this well renowne Niagara winery. Aromas of black plum, black cherry, black pepper, leather, spice caramel and oak. Medium body with a dry finish, the Meritage exposes balanced tannins and acidity. Good with charcutery or aged cheese, this red wine will please with delicious notes of black currant, tart plum, mint, graphite, dill, spice dark chocolate and sandalwood. Enjoy.

Wayne Gretzky Estates Cabernet Merlot 2020

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
5 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 89/100

A lovely everyday wine the Cabernet Merlot from Wayne Gretzky Estate, located in the Niagara wine region, offers aromas of black cherry, red currant, bay leaf, potting soil, baking spices and cedar. Blended from 42% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Franc and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine delivers a medium body, appealing tannins and light acidity. The finish is dry and round; great for sipping. Palate: red currant, red plum, dried herbs, new leather, incense, coffee and cedar. Enjoy.

Trius Syrah 2019

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
6 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 90/100

The Trius Syrah 2019 is a fruity and agreeable wine from the Niagara wine region. Aromas of plum, blackberry, lavender, cured meat, allspice and espresso. A blend of 98% Syrah and 2% Viognier (a style known in the Northern Rhone region) provides structure and body to the wine. This lovely Syrah delivers balance and a silky finish. Palate: Sour cherry, dark skin plum, licorice, graphite, spice and clove. Enjoy.

Max Reserva

Errázuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Aconcagua Valley, Chile
12 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 90/100

The 2019 Errazuriz - Max - Cabernet Sauvignon, harvested in the Aconcagua Valley in Chile, offers pleasant aromas of black currant, black plum, mint, graphite, baking spices, coffee and leather. Elegant with a complex finish, the Max delivers a medium body, polished tannins and balanced acidity. Palate: black cherry, raspberry, black pepper, leather, cigar box, spice and oak. Fun fact: the wine was named in honor of the founder, Don Maximiano (Max) Errázuriz. Enjoy!

Chianti Riserva

Rocca Delle Macìe Chianti Riserva 2014

Tuscany Docg, Italy
15 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 88/100

The Rocca Delle Macie 2018 is a beautiful Chianti, blended from Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, that offers aromas of raspberry, roasted tomato potpourri, leather, cinnamon and sandalwood. The Riserva exposes a medium body, grippy tannins and balanced acidity. The finish is dry and well layered, pairing well with red meat. Palate: strawberry, blackberry, black pepper, leather, mocha, tobacco and sandalwood. Enjoy!

Christian Marcoux

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