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Château Lafon-Rochet 4e Grand Cru Classé Saint-Estèphe 2004 

Château Lafon-Rochet 4e Grand Cru Classé Saint-Estèphe 2004  Dark garnet color. The depth from the nose gives black fruit notes, spices, earth, smoke and just a hint of burnt wood and red berries that brings in some freshness. Round and silky palate feel, slowly polished by the years of cellaring, but still gives the impression that it’s far from over. Slightly crisp finish with remanescance of the strenght this wine had before. The flavors are of the same type as the aromas with the addition of salty notes on the finish.  Very satisfying for a wine bought 8-9 years ago. Excellent (91)  Made of 51% Merlot, 46% Cabernet-Sauvignon and 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged 16 to 18 months in oak barrels, 50% being new. Alcohol level of 13% Château Lafon-Rochet’s website: lafon-rochet.com 

Baron de Ley Reserva Rioja 2012 

Baron de Ley Reserva Rioja 2012  Dark and purple color. Nose of black berries, coffee, bitter chocolate, spices and oak. Dense and powerful on the palate, the vanilla filled finish does bring some charm to the wine. Bold but still expresses fruit flavors, spices and coffee notes. May be a little on the young side, but some […]

Fratelli Alessandria Dolcetto d’Alba 2015 

Fratelli Alessandria Dolcetto d’Alba 2015  Ruby-purple color. Nose of wild berries, cherries, plum, earth, spices and some flower notes. Flavors are about the same as the aromas, with extra notes of crushed black berries. This is expressive, joyful, round, fruit loaded and lifted by a good acidity. What a tasty treat! Very good (89) Made of Dolcetto. Aged in stainless / cement tanks for 5 to 7 months. Alcohol level of 13,5% Still available in SAQ stores for 21,95$ (Code SAQ : 11580186)  Fratelli Alessandria’s website: fratellialessandria.it  They are represented in Québec by Oenopole: oenopole.ca  Here’s a link to a […]

Malivoire Gamay Niagara Peninsula 2015 

Malivoire Gamay Niagara Peninsula 2015  Medium dark ruby color. Fine but shy nose of flowers, cherries and earth. Way more expressive on the palate with an explosion of red fruits, ground cherries, dried flowers and a bold and present spiciness. Just long and concentrated enough, it stays fresh and refreshing due to its good acidity level. […]

Domaine du Cros Lo Sang del Païs Marcillac 2015 

Domaine du Cros Lo Sang del Païs Marcillac 2015  Ruby color with purple hue. Bloody and meaty yet showing freshness, berries and spices notes. Crunchy fruit flavors on the palate with more dark berries than red ones, with some sweet spices, meat notes and everything for a wine to pair well with BBQ grilled meat dishes. Good+ (88) Made of 100% Fer Servadou. Aged in stainless tanks. Alcohol level of 12,5%  Available in SAQ stores for 16,80$ (Code SAQ : 00743377)  Domaine du Cros website : domaine-du-cros.com  Sample proposed by Trialto: trialto.com 

Pierre Gerbais Grains de Celles Champagne Extra Brut 

Pierre Gerbais Grains de Celles Champagne Extra Brut  Light gold color. Nose of freshly baked bread, green apples, lemon and an obvious salty scent. Creamy and vinous at first when you take a sip, the acidity and salty freshness kicks in after to bring tension on the finish. , this is quite enjoyable and clearly on the QPR side as it is affordable for a Champagne of that quality! Excellent (91) Made of 50% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Blanc and 25% Chardonnay. Aged on its lees in tanks, then on lattes for 30 months before disgorgement. Dosage of 3-4g/l. Alcohol level of […]

Baron de Ley Grand Reserva Rioja 2010 

Baron de Ley Grand Reserva Rioja 2010  Dark garnet color. Depth and dense nose where berry notes goes along with spices and oak. On the palate the structure and the rectitude of the wine are almost overpowering the flavors by being a little severe, but air did brought up dark berries, spices, earth and oak flavors. May feel more dense than complex at this stage, but shows a good ageing potential for up to 15 more years. More classic styled Rioja wine which I like. Very good+ (90) Made of 100% Tempranillo. Aged 24 months in 50% American oak and 50% French oak, then 5 years in bottle prior to release. Alcohol level […]

Henry Marionnet Domaine de la Charmoise Touraine 2016 

Henry Marionnet Domaine de la Charmoise Touraine 2016  Dark ruby color with purple hue. Nose of ripe red and black berries with spices note, earth and violet flowers. Quite concentrated on the palate, it still finds balance due to its acidity level and a sour-bitter finish that brings in some crispyness to the wine. Feels structured (for a Gamay of course, not generally speaking!), it’ll hold on for a few years, or few minutes in your glass as it’s the two options offered with this wine! Good+ (88) Made of  Gamay from vines planted between 1967 and 1978. Aged in tanks. Alcohol level of  12% Available in SAQ stores for 16,75$ (Code SAQ : 00329532) Henry Marionnet’s […]

El Coto Crianza Rioja 2013 

El Coto Crianza Rioja 2013 Dark ruby color. Nose of black berries, spices, smoke, vanilla and oak. Silky mouth feel where the oak flavors coats the fruit without any excess. The smoky and spicy notes with the vanilla with garnish the finish. Could get some air in a decanter to help the wine being even more expressive. Good+ (88)  Made of Tempranillo. Aged 12 months in new Amerian oak barrels, then 6 months before release. Alcohol level of 13% Available in SAQ stores for 16,10$ (Code SAQ : 11254188) El Coto de Rioja’s website: elcoto.com Sample proposed by Les Sélections Fréchette: selectionsfrechette.com

Dominique Piron Domaine de la Chanaise Morgon 2015

Dominique Piron Domaine de la Chanaise Morgon 2015 Semi-dark purple color. Nose of baked berries, super present warm spices notes and some earth. Chewy, charming, juicy with a more powerful finish than this type of wine usually offers, it is still drinking quite nicely and easily. Flavors of ripe berries and spices, everything to please the guests! If you still have some bottles around, dare to put some down in the cellar as this wine has all the structure needed to aged over a few years. Good+ (88) Made of Gamay. No information available on ageing / winemaking. Alcohol level of 13,5%  Was available in SAQ stores for 22,05$ (Code SAQ :  10272966) Domaine Dominique Piron’s website: domaines-piron.fr Represented in Québec by LCC Vins […]