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Domaine de Marcoux

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2016 Domaine de Marcoux  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

Beautiful, sweet, cherry, floral and garrigue notes pop right up. On the palate, the wine is elegant, refined, soft and silky, with loads of ripe, juicy, sweet kirsch to keep you busy in the finish. The wine was made blending 85% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre and 5% Syrah.

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2016 Domaine de Marcoux Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97

Pure elegance, silk, refinement and elegance and purity of fruit exist here. Everything about this wine shows purity, delicacy and charm. The kirsch is perfectly ripe, sweet, fresh and hits all the right spits. There is nothing out of place. This should age gracefully for at least 2 decades or longer. The wine is made from 100% old vine Grenache..

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2015 Domaine de Marcoux  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Focused on the earthy, garrigue side, this only adds to the luscious textured, elegant, sweet, ripe, red fruits that are so easy to find. Medium bodied and forward, the wine is refined, silky and ready to go.

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2015 Domaine de Marcoux Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95

Silky and elegant, with salty tannins, and sweet, ripe, juicy red fruits that show off their purity easily. Not a wine of density, but of balance, silkyness and harmony. The wine is made from 100% old vine Grenache..

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2014 Domaine de Marcoux  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

Forward, early-drinking, medium-bodied, elegant fresh, kirsch centered wine with floral and spice accents, that is already fun in your glass.

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2013 Domaine de Marcoux  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

From low yields of just 12 hectoliters per hectare, the wine kicks off with spicy, peppery, sweet, fresh, red fruits, flowers and herbs on the nose. Medium bodied, with an herbal, olive tinge to the finish, this will drink well on release.

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2012 Domaine de Marcoux Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95

The perfect blend of freshness, silky tannins, sweet kirsch, spice and elegance, with the ability to age and evolve and a fresh, peppery, pure, kirsch and black raspberry filled finish. This is quite elegant and classy in style.

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Purity and elegance are seldom paired together as well as this. The fruit is ripe, sweet and fresh, with the right amount of spicy tannins in the mix. This stellar wine was produced from 100% old vine Grenache which reached 15% alcohol.

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2012 Domaine de Marcoux  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 91

Fresh, peppery, kirsch, garrigue and black raspberry notes are found on the nose. Polished, soft and forward, give this medium bodied another year or two for the wine to open and expand.

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Spicy red cherries, with a purity of fruit, elegant textures and a sweet, fresh, pure kirsch finish that is already showing their stuff.

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2011 Domaine de Marcoux  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 90

Floral in nature, with sweet cherries and silky textures, the essence of kirsch shines through to the peppery finish.

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2011 Domaine de Marcoux Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 93

Very successful for the vintage, the wine is soft, spicy, lush and round with a peppery, herbal, fresh finish. On the medium bodied palate, the sweet, ripe red fruits, kirsch and cherry tones really stand out.

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Kirsch liqueur and garrigue on the nose are made even better by the soft, polished, elegant, layers of supple red fruits and spice. From 100% old vine Grenache, the wine reached 15% alcohol and is clearly one of the stars of the vintage.

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2010 Domaine de Marcoux Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97

What a great bottle of Chateauneuf du Pape is all about. Stylish, supple, rich, full bodied, lusty and packed with ripe, sweet, juicy, black raspberries, kirsch, garrigue, cracked black pepper and thyme. This is great now, but it's still just a baby. All that sweet, ripe fruit makes it fun and easy to drink. But it's only going to get better with age.

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2010 Domaine de Marcoux  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

Packed with fresh, ripe, sweet, jammy black raspberries, spice, kirsch and pepper notes, this lush, concentrated, rich, complex wine has a finish that truly leaves an impression.

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2009 Domaine de Marcoux Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95

This is such a great style of wine. It's rich, sultry, silky and plush, there is good weight, density, frehsness and length from all the perfectly, sweet, red fruits and peppery black raspberries. This should get even better with age, especially if it fills out a bit more.

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2007 Domaine de Marcoux  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 92

Fully mature, ripe, luscious, upfront, jammy, fleshy, opulent wine that is ready for current consumption. At 9 years of age, this is drinking at its peak level.

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At close enough to 7 years of age, this is really drinking nicely. Round layers of peppery black raspberry, jam and spices that finish with lush, fresh, sweet, ripe kirsch sensations. Popped and poured on a cold wintery night, this really hit the spot.

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2007 Domaine de Marcoux Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97

This is one of the more expensive Chateauneuf du Pape wines in the marketplace. And it's worth every penny! This unique expression of Grenache from vines over 100 years old is close to being completely ff the hook. Ripe, dense, luscious, refined, supple, pure cherries, earth, strawberry and spice loads up and satiates your senses. This is refined, wild and sexy. Based on older vintages of Marcoux VV in my cellar, this is also one of the few wines from Chateauneuf that are better at 20, than they were at 2! In a few years, I imagine my score will look conservative.

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2006 Domaine de Marcoux Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 95

The perfect example of freshness, purity of fruit, elegance and complexity. Popped and poured, the sweet, red, spicy berries tasted and felt great, making you want to go back for another sip.

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A beautiful wine in a great style here. Elegant, silky, refined textures, a purity of fruit that makes you think you're eating the sweet, fresh cherries and black raspberries right off the vine. The finish feels great as it combines freshness with silk. Still young, at 10, this is showing well now, and it could get even better over the next 3-5 years.

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2005 Domaine de Marcoux Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

This massive Chateauneuf du Pape is a marvel. How the Armeniery sisters keep everything in balance at 16.7% alcohol is beyond me. But they do! The perfume jumps from the glass with jammy kirsch, pepper, black raspberry, earth, licorice, blueberry and forest scents. Full bodied and concentrated with waves of fruit, tannin and glycerin, the finish last close to 50 seconds.

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2003 Domaine de Marcoux Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

Ready to go with its exotic kirsch, thyme, spice, black raspberry jam and cherry liqueur profile. Plush, polished and soft, there is no reason not to be drinking this today.

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There is such a beautiful purity of fruit in this wine. It's the essence of sweet, ripe, blackberries. The texture is silky, the finish is long. Clearly, this is firing on all 12 cylinders today.

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Wines like this remind me why Marcoux, especially with their Vieille Vignes is one of my favorite Chateauneuf du Pape producers. Fat, lush, ripe and sexy, this ripe wine is filled with jammy black raspberry, garrigue, cherry, wild strawberry, pepper and earthy aromas. Opulent in texture, the wine ends with rich layers of ripe and over ripe, pure red fruits. This is drinking great today. If you have at least a few bottles, there is no reason not to try it. This is pure, bottled, lusty pleasure.

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2001 Domaine de Marcoux Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 97

Pure kirsch, garrigue and black raspberries pop as soon as the cork leaves the bottle. Pure silky cherries coat your palate, leaving you with fresh, pure red fruits, herbs and an interesting, discreet, buttery, chocolate note in the long, elegant finish. This is drinking great today. If you have a bottle, pop a cork!

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Very dark colored wine. The aroma expresses extremely ripe fruit, almost porty. Dense, chewy, mouth feel. This is a big wine. Long powerful, ripe, red fruit and spice filled finish.

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2000 Domaine de Marcoux Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 96

This is probably at its peak today. Incredibly silky, elegant and refined, the wine offers fabulous complexity, concentration and purity. It's hard to find, but if mature, old vine Grenache is your thing, find a bottle and pop it!

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It's hard to say which was a bigger turn on. The floral, licorice, kirsch and garrigue aromatics that popped from the bottle, let alone the glass. Or, the silky, plush, sexy, sweet, perfectly ripe, spicy earthy cherries in the finish. Either way, this winner is fully mature, does not want decanting and will probably remain at this peak level for at least another 3-5 years, if well stored.

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Rich, silky textures, pure cherries, kirsch and spice, with a long, incredibly polished finish that keeps on going, this is about as sexy as Chateauneuf du Pape gets. There is no reason to wait to pop a cork if you own a bottle. If you don't own a bottle, and this sounds like it's your style of Chateauneuf, there is no reason not to find a bottle.

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Complex aromas filled with kirsch and jammy black raspberries complicated by pepper and garrigue. Refined, round and polished, this plush, concentrated, rich, Chateauneuf du Pape ends with a polished, long, fresh wave of bright, silky textured, spicy plums. This is drinking beautifully at this point.

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00 Marcoux VV is filled with wild strawberries, cherries, smoke, Provencal herbs, truffles and chocolate mint flavors. Intense, rich, elegant and pure, this finesse styled wine finishes with long sensations of ripe black and red cherries that feel great as they fill your mouth. This is a very tactile wine that drinks perfectly today.

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Incredible levels of spicy, rich, perfectly red fruit, pepper, jam and herbs. Elegantly textured, plush and polished. This concentrated Chateauneuf du Pape wine ends in a long, silky flow of ripe kirsch and wild strawberry.

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1995 Domaine de Marcoux Vieilles Vignes  (Châteauneuf-du-Pape) 94

The last bottle from my case is a beauty, just like the other 11 bottles. With a nose of cherry griotte, herbs de Provence, and black pepper, the wine says hello. On the palate, the wine is still concentrated, with ripe, fresh, pure, red cherries, with a hint of wild, sweet and tart raspberry, licorice, strawberry and mint sneaking in. Silky and long, but with a bit of dryness in the endnote, the wine requires drinking. The last bottle was better but I am not complaining. At close to 25 years of age, this has more than delivered all the right stuff.

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There are times when the last of a case was the best bottle, and this could be one of those times. Loads of kirsch, garrigue, black cherry, wild strawberry and pepper on the nose. Elegant and wild at the same time, the kirsch notes in the end tasted and felt great. Fully mature, there is no reason to wait, if you have a bottle in your cellar. This bottle was popped and poured, which was all it needed.

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Silky, smooth and still fresh at 20 years of age, the ripe kirsch, flowers, pepper, garrigue and sweet cherries is a turn on. There is no reason to wait to pop a cork, but there is no rush to drink well stored bottles either.

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Powerful long and concentrated, there is a dryness in the tannins that takes away from the ripe, deep, sweet, lush, showy, luscious red berries. This can age, as there is ample fruit and structure, but at close to 20 years of age, it is not going to get better and the tannins will probably remain in the wines character. This is a very good wine, but I prefer the later vintages like 98, 00, 01 etc.

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Black pepper, herbs, blackberry jam, cherries, smoke and spice aromas lead to a fresh, black raspberry, strawberry and balsamic filled wine. Sensuous in texture, this is probably fully mature and should be consumed over the next 5 years.

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1995 Marcoux VV is bottled, liquid pleasure. That should say enough, but for those seeking more detail... Pepper, garrigue, kirsch, jammy black raspberry, dark cherry and fennel aromatics pop from the glass within moments of being poured. In the mouth, the wine is rich, think, and concentrated, with potent layers of ripe cherry, jam, pepper and lavender. This is truly essence of old vine Grenache. The finish must last for over 50 seconds! 97 Pts

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The color is reminiscent of Black Plums with lightening around the edges. On the nose, notes of blackberries, raspberries, pepper, licorice, coffee, root beer and flowers. The palate offers nice red fruit liqueur flavors. The weight on the finish is a combination of syrup of Grenache with a slight, chalky, tannic sensation. This wine truly coats your palate with an avalanche of ripe fruit. The flavors linger on the palate for believe it or not, close to 60 seconds!

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