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Christian Marcoux

Christian Marcoux

1 day, 21 hours ago

Christian scored this wine: 92/100

Full of character and freshness, Chateau Tronquoy-Lalande 2011 is a real fighter. The 2011 vintage was a hard one and numerous challenges were faced during the road to vinification. Located on the Left Bank of the lovely region of Saint-Estèphe, Chateau Tronquoy-Lalande provides a classic Bordeaux blend with attitude. Its bouquet offers black cherry, black currant, menthol, charcoal, spice and cedar. Made from 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot and 11% Petit Verdot, this medium-bodied wine shows undertones of tertiary notes and lovely balance. Todays producers are increasing the percentage of Merlot in their blend. This delivers a softer wine that matures more quickly and is more approachable at younger age. Palate: black plum, black cherry, bay leaf, cocoa, graphite, baking spice and cedar. Enjoy!

Cuvée Prestige

Château de Lestiac Cuvée Prestige 2015

Côtes De Bordeaux - Cadillac, Bordeaux A.C., France
2 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 90/100

The Cadillac Cotes de Bordeaux is a well made wine from Chateau De Lestiac, located south of Bordeaux. The 2015 Cuvee Prestige delivers aromas of raspberry, red plum, black pepper, bay leaf, wet gravel, tobacco and oak. Cuvée Prestige means that the grapes are selected from the property’s best terroirs. Chateau De Lestiac is made from 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine offers freshness and well integrated tannins, combined with a pleasant finish. Palate: cherry, plum, bay leaf, leather, spice, cocoa and oak. Enjoy!

Aconcagua Alto

Errazuriz Aconcagua Alto Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Aconcagua Valley, Chile
3 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 92/100

Once again, the Errazuriz Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 provides beautiful quality at an excellent price. Harvested in the Aconcagua Alto, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon delivers aromas of black plum, black cherry, black pepper, clay dust, leather and oak. Medium-bodied, the 2016 vintage shows a lovely balance and a long finish. Palate: dark skin plum, blackberry, dried herbs, coffee, smoke, leather and oak. Enjoy!

Château Beauséjour 2015

Puisseguin-Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux A.C., France
4 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 91/100

An elegant wine from Puisseguin Saint-Emilion, Chateau Beausejour Cuvee Speciale 2015 shows beautiful quality and classic aromas of black cherry, blueberry, tobacco leaf, cocoa, leather, caramel and oak. Made from 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, this wine delivers elegant structure and polished tannins. The finish is round and lingering, offering flavors of black currant, black plum, bay leaf, graphite, dill, spice and cedar. Enjoy!

Mendoza Valley

Mendoza Valley Andeluna Pasionado Malbec 2014

Mendoza Valley, Argentina
5 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 91/100

From the Andeluna Winery, the Pasionado 2014 demonstrates brilliant savoir faire, using the king of grape of Mendoza, the one and only Malbec. The wine shows aromas of grape jam, sugarplum, sage, clay pot, vanilla and oak. Made from 100% Malbec, this Argentinean offers beautiful tannins and vibrant dark fruit flavors. Its seductive violet color and its overall quality will please any amateur of Argentinean Malbec. Palate: black raspberry, blueberry, cocoa, wild iris, cinnamon, baking spice and cedar. Solid wine. Enjoy!

Christian Marcoux

Memorable Wine

Silver Oak, Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon


First Wine

Wow that's long time ago


Unusual Wine Experience

Orange wine from Southbrook


Current Fav Wine

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

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