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Christian Marcoux

Christian Marcoux

Château Ampélia 2016

Côtes De Bordeaux Castillon, Bordeaux A.C., France
1 day, 13 hours ago

Christian scored this wine: 89/100

Chateau Ampelia is a inviting wine to drink in good compagnie. The 2016 vintage harvested in the Castillon-Cotes de Bordeaux offer aromas of raspberry, red currant, bay leaf, new leather, coffee and cedar. Made from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, the wine show balance and an herbecious finish. Palate; red plum, red currant, dried leaf, clay pot, spice, incense and cedar. Enjoy.

Lealtanza Crianza 2016

Rioja D.O.C.A., Spain
1 day, 13 hours ago

Christian scored this wine: 90/100

The Lealtanza Crianza 2016, from the Rioja valley of Spain, shows aromas of dried blackberry, dried blueberry, dried rose, wet gravel, tobacco, cinnamon and oak. Mainly made from Tempranillo, this wine is medium-bodied, balanced and exposes delicious layers of fruit. The finish is round and fruity, perfect for any occasion. Palate: sour cherry, raisin, dried leaves, black pepper, cigar box, dark chocolate and oak. Enjoy!

José de Sousa 2016

Vinho Regional Alentejano, Alentejo, Portugal
5 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 91/100

If you are looking for new experience and discovery, I highly recommend the Jose de Souca 2016, from the Jose Maria da Fonseca Winery. Harvested in the Alentejano region in Portugal, the wine expresses aromas of sour plum, date, earl grey tea, bread, tobacco, cocoa and oak. Blended from 58% Grand Noir, 22% Trincadeira and 20% Aragones, the wine delivers a fruity mouthfeel and delicious acidity. The finish is long and progressive, making this wine a never-ending story. Palate: black plum, black raspberry, bay leaf, graphite, caramel, chocolate and oak. Enjoy!

Inspiración Selección

Valdemar Inspiración Selección 2015

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

Christian scored this wine: 90/100

A superb wine from the Rioja region of Spain, the Inspiracion Seleccion 2015, from the Bodegas Valdemar, shows stunning aromas of sugarplum, fig, black pepper, mustard seed, parmesan cheese, cinnamon and cigar box. Made from 80% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 10% Maturana, this medium-bodied Spaniard shows balance and structure, and provides a well defined and delicious finish. Palate: raisin, fig, dried leaf, pastrami, tobacco, cocoa and oak. Enjoy!

Château La Carelle 2016

Côtes De Bordeaux - Blaye, Bordeaux A.C., France
8 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 90/100

From Vignobles Bayle-Carreau, Chateau La Carelle 2016 shows the talent and the know-how of the wonderful Blaye, Cotes de Bordeaux region. The wine reveals aromas of raspberry, red currant, tobacco leaf, graphite, dill, spice and sandalwood. Made from 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, this full-bodied wine delivers lovely acidity, docile tannins, and a round and appealing finish. Palate: pomegranate, red currant, bay leaf, charcoal, incense, dill and cedar. 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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