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Christian Marcoux

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Etna Rosso

Tornatore Etna Rosso 2018

Etna, Sicily D.O.C., Italy
570 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 90/100

The Etna Rosso 2018 from Sicily shows a regional taste by using organic grapes from the island. A blend of 95% Nerello Mascalese and 5% Nerello Cappuccio provides aromas of dried cherry, red plum, dried leaves, orange peels, cinnamon and cedar. Full body, light tannins and acidity, and a delicate finish that will pair nicely with a pasta dish. On the palate: sour cherry, red plum, potpourri, cocoa, cinnamon and cedar. Enjoy.

Laya Almansa

Atalaya Laya Almansa 2020

Almansa D.O.P., Spain
571 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 92/100

The Laya 2020 made by Atalaya Winery is another well made and easy to drink Spaniard wine. Crafted in the Almansa region, the wine offers aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, orange peel, lavender, crushed gravel and vanilla. Blended from Garnacha, Tintorera and Monastrell giving the wine a full body, silky tannin and soft acidity. The finish delivers warm ripe fruit like strawberry and cherry, hint of black tea, leather, orange peel, vanilla and pie crust. Enjoy!


Borsao Berola 2018

Campo De Borja D.O., Spain
578 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 89/100

The Borsao Berola by Bodegas Borsao, located in the Campo de Borja, is great wine for its quality and price range. Perfect for any occasion, this 2018 vintage delivers aromas of raspeberry sauce, maraschino cherry, pink grapefruit, lavender, leather and vanilla. Mainly made from Grenache and a touch of Syrah, this lovely Spaniard offers a full body, with light tannins and acidity. The long coating finish provides flavors of cherry, raspberry, black tea, prune, leather and vanilla. Enjoy!

Vendimia Seleccionada Crianza

Heras Cordón Vendimia Seleccionada Crianza 2018

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

Christian scored this wine: 90/100

The Heras Cordon Vendimia Seleccionada 2018, from the Rioja Valley in Spain, is once again showing quality and taste typically seen in more expensive Spanish wines. It shows aromas of dried blueberry, sour cherry, fig, dried rose, volcanic rock, cinnamon, cigar box and cocoa. A blend of Blended 80% Tempranillo, 10% Mazuelo and 10% Graciano exposes a full body, dry tannins and lovely acidity. The finish is well structured with great lenght. Palate: dark cherry, dried blackberry, dried leaves, cinnamon, tobacco, vanilla and cedar. Enjoy!

Valdelacierva Crianza 2016

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

Christian scored this wine: 90/100

The Valde Lacierva 2016 from Bodegas Valdelacierva is a pure Tempranillo that exposes the deliciousness of the Rioja Valley in Spain. This Crianza delivers aromas of sour cherry, fig, dried roses, parmesan cheese, cigar box, cinnamon and vanilla. Full body with a delectable structure, the tannins are dry and the acidity is light; great for pairing with red meat. The finish is dry with notes of tart strawberry, fig, mustard seed, pastrami, dried leaves, cinnamon and oak. Enjoy!

Christian Marcoux

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