Tag: Marquis Wine Cellars

  • Saint-Damien Plan de Dieu Côtes-du-Rhône Villages, 2018

    It might be a CDR villages, but it’s old vines CDR villages, and it shows.  Big time.   A spectacular “common” red.  To find a wine in BC around $30 that has this much finesse without dripping in oak or insipidly acidic, is a treat.  Amen to Côtes-du-Rhône.  Grenache and Mourvèdre get married, the former […]

  • Domaine Huet Vouvray, Clos du Bourg, 2015

    Where to start?  How about magnificent?  How about exceptional?  How about demonstrably brilliant?   Huet is expensive, it’s a splurge for us, but every year Marquis on Davie gets a truckload and we pick up a few for the cellar.  We drank this too soon.  We couldn’t resist.  Yet it didn’t disappoint, not one iota. […]

  • Skouras Moscofilero, 2016

    A fine Greek wine.  In Vancouver no less.  Thank you Marquis.   Gismondi went a little gaga on this.  We had high hopes, especially since the bottle of Assyrtiko we tasted back in Australia made us turn face on Greece and want to revisit the eastern Mediterranean in a big way.   Yes, it’s a […]

  • Nautilus Gruner Veltliner, 2015

    A bottle of Nautilus in BC.  Will wonders never cease?   Is it their straightforward and nearly savoury Sauv Blanc?  No.  Is it their charming Chardonnay?  Not a chance.  Is it perhaps their pitch perfect Pinot?  As if.  Is it on the rare chance their hard to find sparkling?  You make me laugh.  No, it’s […]