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Austria

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Wine critics often praise the purity and quality of Austrian wines, especially their Rieslings, Gruner Veltliners, and dessert wines. A unique climate and geography creates optimum conditions for these styles, often compared to their counterparts in France and Germany. Marquis Wine Cellars carries the largest selection of Austrian wines in Canada. 

Loimer 2015 Achtung! Muskateller 750ml

$49.48

Bright yellow gold with delicate amber reflexes. Intense gravy touch of elderberry blossoms and rose oil, some ginger, seductive bouquet. On the palate salty-mineral, well integrated tannins, very gastronomic style, spicy finish, roses in the...

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Tement 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Steirische Klassik 750ml

$39.04

Tement's 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Steirische Klassik blends 55 parcels from 13 single vineyards (rieden) and is the most important wine at the domain, accounting for 25% of the total production (130,000 bottles). The citrus colored wine offers clear, ripe,...

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Loimer 2014 Riesling Steinmassl 1OWT 750ml

$69.48

Vinous 91 ptsLangenlois, Kamptal Here is another instance where piquancy and pungency—in this instance suggestive of kumquat and lemon peel, black tea, alkali and walnut—are nicely buffered by high extract and ameliorated by alcoholic levity...

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Heinrich 2015 St. Laurent 750ml

$43.39

Fermented for three weeks and aged for 21 months in wooden fermenters and used 500-liter oak barrels, the 2015 Burgenland St Laurent opens with a super fine, crystalline and aromatic bouquet of red and dark fruits, nougat and violet aromas. Silky, pure...

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Loimer 2014 Gruner Veltliner Spiegel 1OWT 750ml

$69.48

Rating: 93 Reviewed by: Stephan Reinhardt Issue Date: 27th Apr 2016 Source: 224, The Wine Advocate The golden-colored 2014 Grüner Veltliner Spiegel 1ÖTW has an intense and peppery bouquet with legume (chickpea) and tobacco...

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Weingut Nigl 2015 Riesling Senftenberger Piri 750ml

$43.39

Headily lilac perfume is joined by intimations of the fresh apple that dominates the palate. Clear, buoyant and juicy, this comes off as slightly simpler than I had hoped, though with promising persistence and a suggestion of stony intrigue. Score: 90...

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Heinrich 2015 Weissburgunder Leithaberg 750ml

$56.43

From lime-sandstone and mica schist soils, the 2015 Leithaberg Weissburgunder opens precise and crystalline on the rather reductive but challenging nose. It is lush and juicy on the palate, where it displays a firm mineral but also tannic structure and...

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Kracher 2014 Welschriesling 750ml

$32.95

Bright straw yellow with green tints in the glass. Grapefruit, citrus fruits, some exotic hints, sugar pear, elderberry blossom, and fresh fruit on the palate. Well balanced with lively acidity.

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FX Pichler 2013 Riesling "M" Reserve 750ml

$104.26

"This vintage's "M" originates solely in the Loibenberg and, following a common practice in the Wachau, takes the designation Reserve because of having finished fermenting with too much residual sugar (in this case, 16 grams) to qualify as Smaragd. A...

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Rudi Pichler 2015 Riesling Steinriegl Smaragd 750ml

$67.74

Juicy, crunchy, seed-tinged apple near the core is accented by site-typical chalkiness on a polished palate, leading to an impressively sustained finish whose stony undertone and glowing fruit pit and lime peel piquancy pull in an austere direction. This...

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Heinrich 2016 Pannobile Organic Red 750ml

$56.43

CHARACTERPeaceful pleasure. Strength is to be found in serenity. No harsh opulence, but rather subtle, precise red-berried fruit in a delicately woven tannin cloak that opens on the palate in layers and continues on the long taut finish. Sincere, yet...

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Kracher 2014 Muskat Ottonel 750ml

$39.04

On the nose, flowers and fresh grapes. On the palate, nutmeg, citrus, and a fine rich acidic arc completes the finish. Sugar 3.9 g/l, acid 5.9 g/l, alcohol 12.5% ABV. What is Muskat Ottonel? New breed from Gutedel (Chasselas) and Muskat de Saumur, by...

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Weingut Nigl 2014 Riesling Privat Lage 1 750ml

$69.47

Honeysuckle and iris perfume soar against a background of juicy apple and honeydew melon. Fresh lime and apple, strongly marked by zest and rind, inform a finish of mouth-shaking intensity and some phenolic rusticity. Roughly two-thirds of this gained...

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