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Christian Marcoux

Christian Marcoux

670 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 97/100

The Kathryn Hall Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 is purely amazing - A show stopper. At the first sip, this masterpiece reveals delicious flavors of blackberry, raspberry, black pepper, cigar box, spice, vanilla, smoke and oak. Full-bodied with a lingering finish, the Kathryn Hall exposes a wonderful velvety balance. Close to perfection, this powerhouse Californian is a gem. Enjoy! Tasted at the Chateau Laurier at the California Wine Fair, April 2019 Tour.

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou Meritage 2013

Saint-Julien, Bordeaux, France
27 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 94/100

A refined and elegant wine from the Left Bank of Bordeaux, the Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, from Saint-Julien, offers a rare taste of a second growth from the original 1855 Bordeaux Wine Classification. Blended from 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, the 2013 vintage exposes a seductive bouquet of black cherry, black plum, black pepper, clay dust, dark chocolate, leather, spice and oak. Medium-bodied, the wine shows structure, seductive tannins and harmonious acidity. The finish is long and lingering, giving each sip a unique taste. Palate: cherry, blackberry, bay leaf, leather, dark chocolate, spice, smoke and oak. Amazing wine. Enjoy!

23 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 94/100

Chateau Liot, located in the Barsac region, offers an opulent and heavenly Sauterne that reveals a delicious bouquet of papaya, yellow apple, peach, honeycomb, butter, crushed almond and crème brulee. Blended from 85% Semillon, 8% Muscadelle and 7% sauvignon blanc, and geniously created from the botrytis effect, the wine shows a full body, light acidity and an amazing round finish. Palate: apricot, cooked pineapple, mandarine, honey, lime zest, burnt caramel and vanilla. Enjoy!

Phantom

Bogle Vineyards Phantom Chardonnay 2016

Clarksburg, California, United States
121 days ago

Christian scored this wine: 93/100

Ridiculously good Chardonnay, the Phantom 2016, from Bogle Vineyard in California, is bold and rich, perfect for any amateur of this Chardonnay style. Delicious aromas of yellow apple, apricot, starfruit, butter, almond and crème brulee. The wine is full-bodied, with a plush and buttery mouthfeel of sweet cooked fruit, combined with a long and coating finish. Palate: yellow apple, lime, cooked pineapple, honey, salt, butter, burnt caramel and pie crust. Delicious wine! Enjoy!

Viña Cubillo

R. López de Heredia Viña Cubillo Crianza 2011

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

Christian scored this wine: 93/100

Sophisticate and refined wine from the Rioja region of Spain, the Vina Cubillo 2011, made by López de Heredia Bodegas, exposes a wonderful bouquet of fig, raisin, mustard seed, black pepper, volcanic rock, cigar and oak. Aged flavors make the wine mellow and seductive. Its body is warm and coating, tannins are polished and acidity is well layered. A blend of 65% Tempranillo, 25% Garnacha and 10% Graciano provide a solid structure and a delicious finish. Palate: dried blueberry, cherry, dried rose, pastrami, parmesan cheese, vanilla and oak. 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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