Marc M — Empire Wine Community

Marc M has been a customer since Apr 2011

My reviews (17)

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Luis Canas Crianza 2010 image
QPR TEMPRANILLO
Posted Mar 2, 2014[Verified]

"Fruity, medium bodied, early drinker. An everyday, nice, & accessible Tempranillo."

Viticultores San Juan Bobal deSanjuan 2012 image
FRUITY, MODERN RED
Posted Sep 26, 2013[Verified]

"This is no old world wine. Technically clean, very fruit driven (but not over the top) medium bodied wine showing red berries, red currants with modest dark cherries based in a bit of strawberry jam. Very showy color. Think modern styled CDR ramped up a bit. Great price point, a fine value."

J. Ordonez 'Botani' Moscatel 2011 image
THIS IS A BARGAIN
Posted Sep 12, 2013[Verified]

"The Parker's comments are on score...really a wine that tastes far beyond its price. BUT this may be dry for the appellation, but this is not a dry wine. More demi-sec. Perfect summer fare, perfect party fare. Amazing value here with wide appeal."

Chateau Montrose La Dame de Montrose 2010 image
BRILLIANT BOTTLE OF WINE
Posted Aug 29, 2013

"There comes a point where a 2nd wine stands on its own. Gorgeous in the nose. Dark cherries, black currants, a bit of spice, nice mouthfeel, & lengthy finish. Bordeaux prices keep going up. This is something of a QPR."

Pico Maccario Lavignone Barbera d'Asti 2013 image
AN EVERYDAY RED...
Posted Aug 23, 2013[Verified]

"A clean, well crafted wine at a fair price. The "fine depth and balance" WS comment seems misplaced. This is no block buster but its price reflects that. Good value wine."

Pierre Amadieu 'La Paillousse' Chateauneuf du Pape 2010 image
A GOOD QPR CDP
Posted Aug 23, 2013[Verified]

"A great vintage. This is a very pleasant, medium bodied, modern CDP that showcases bright cherry notes and is accessible early. I don't get WS' "fleshy" comment though this is a bit fruit forward. At this price point don't expect too much depth, but overall it is very balanced and very agreeable."

Guiraud Sauternes 2005 image
TREMENDOUS VALUE
Posted Aug 18, 2013

"'05 is a brilliant overall Bordeaux vintage but is so so for Sauternes, except for Guiraud. A very good, classic representation of the appellation and a finely crafted wine. This vintage can drink now and can hold for a couple of decades. This bottle represents a serious QPR. Big thumbs up."

Bodegas Sierra Cantabria Reserva Unica 2008 image
SOLID RIOJA
Posted Aug 18, 2013[Verified]

"Very serviceable, solid Rioja. Dark fruit, not too oaky. Medium bodied. Solid finish. Happiest with food...a good QPR but not a long term hold...drink for today."

La Rioja Alta '904' Rioja Gran Reserva 2001 image
POP AND POUR
Posted Aug 18, 2013[Verified]

"A very fine example of a mature Rioja. In a nice drinking window and should stay there for (a) decade(s). Dark cherries, leather and tobacco. Big but not overpowering. A tremendous value."

Domaine Vindemio Regain 2010 image
MODERN BUT GRACEFUL...QUALITY QPR
Posted Jun 23, 2013[Verified]

"This is modern but not over extracted. Bigger dark fruits, with interesting hints of herbs and minerals. Simple and straight forward but interesting like a Hemmingway novel (Okay, an H novel would get more stars). I was surprised and pleased by its balance. Very good QPR."

Marie-Pierre Manciat Macon Morizottes 2011 image
A VERY NICE QPR
Posted Jun 14, 2013[Verified]

"Gorgeous nose, medium bodied white fruit, flowers, balanced acidity, hint of butter and a bit of minerality, short finish. Not complex but pleasant, a great QPR."

Eric Herault 'Cuvee Tradition' Chinon 2010 image
MODERN BUT STILL CHINON
Posted Jun 13, 2013[Verified]

"This is a bit fruit forward for me but a very solid QPR and a well crafted wine. Its a Chinon - its made with Cabernet Franc. The WS notes are right on target although the score seems too high."

Rocca di Frassinello Poggio Alla Guardia 2009 image
A WINE THAT LOVES EVERYDAY PASTA
Posted Jun 11, 2013[Verified]

"This is a solid, drinkable wine to serve with everyday pasta fare. Its a QPR wine that is well constructed but not very complex with lots of competition at this price point."

M-P Manciat Pouilly Fuisse les Petites Bruyeres 2011 image
A QPR POUILLY-FUISSE?
Posted Jun 11, 2013[Verified]

"This wine represents quite a value. Balanced acidity with white and yellow peaches and a hint of granite. No overwhelming vanilla here. Very solid wine that I would recommend and a great value."

Domaine Lafage 'Rose' Miraflors 2012 image
ELEGANT, BALANCED BANDOL-LIKE.
Posted Jun 11, 2013[Verified]

"Parker says Bandol-like and I agree. Gorgeous color, lovely nose, great acidity, touches of raspberry, nice length. Perfect warm weather fare. The cork is a re-insertable glass topper which I like better than a screw cap but, for me is not a cork...I like corks. Still, it works well with this fun bottle of wine."

Domaine Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2010 image
A VERY SOLID QPR CDR!
Posted Jun 11, 2013[Verified]

"Dark berries, medium bodied, and a slight minerality all resulting in a very nice, modern CDR. Would buy again and recommend."

Chateau Senejac Haut Medoc 2010 image
AN OUTSTANDING QPR
Posted Jun 3, 2013[Verified]

"Parker gave the '09 93 points and the '10 89 points. I like this wine better than the '09 and have made this is our house Bordeaux. Drinking early but with the legs to age. The Neal Martin review is dead on except I think this can age. If drinking early (IMHO before 2017) I'd decant an hour or two. Worth twice the price."

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