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France

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The vine may have a longer history in the eastern Mediterranean, but no country in the modern world is more closely associated with wine than France. Champagne, Bordeaux, Burgundy; these French regions have become synonymous with the styles of wine to which they are home. And those three are only the most famous in a country where nearly every region produces its own highly individual wine varietals or styles. At Marquis we are apologetically Francophilic, and we are happy to offer you many French wines not available anywhere else in B.C.

Abbotts & Delaunay Fleurs Sauvages Viognier 750ml

$21.65

Light straw gold. Lovely pure apricot scent, with nuances of almonds and a dash of yuzu. Spot on with typicity, quite a languid flow across the mouth, syrupy without the sweetness, with bright bursts of tangy citrus notes. Full bodied, sensuously fleshy...

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Alain Gueneau 2018 Sancerre "La Guiberte" 750ml

$43.39

Pale yellow in colour with green and golden highlights. The first smell is discreet with herbaceous hints (nettle, tomato leaves, and menthol). Then the nose reveals notes of elder blossom, citronella, and thyme. Frank in attack, the palate refreshes...

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Alain Voge 2016 Cornas "Les Vieilles Fontaines" 750ml

$173.82

The inky colored 2016 Cornas Les Vieilles Fontaines is the flagship of the estate and comes from the La Fontaine lieu-dit. It sees a longer maceration and between 15-20% new barrels. It offers a powerful, concentrated, incredibly textured style as well...

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Alain Voge 2017 Cornas "Les Chailles" 750ml

$78.17

As to the 2017s from bottle, the 2017 Cornas Les Chailles is brilliant, and readers should snatch it up. Rocking blueberries, blackberries, ground pepper, leafy herbs, violets, and graphite notes all flow to a textured, opulent Cornas that has sweet...

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Alain Voge 2017 Cornas "Les Vieilles Vignes" 750ml

$108.61

The 2017 Cornas Les Vieilles Vignes is cut from the same mold yet has a touch more tannins as well as mid-palate density. Notes of crème de cassis, blueberries, camphor, toasted spice, and smoked game all soar from the glass, and it's full-bodied,...

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Alain Voge 2017 Cotes du Rhone "Les Peyrouses" 750ml

$43.39

Deep vivid ruby. Fresh black currant, cherry, licorice, olive and cracked pepper scents pick up a floral quality with air. Sappy and broad in the mouth, offering spice-tinged dark fruit and floral pastille flavors and a hint of smokiness. Closes with...

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Alter Ego de Palmer 2017 Margaux 750ml

$212.95

Composed of 53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Petit Verdot, the 2017 Alter Ego de Palmer is deep garnet-purple in color and springs from the glass with vivacious black raspberries, black cherries and crushed blackcurrants notes plus hints of...

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Augey 2018 Bordeaux Red 750ml

$19.04

Augey Bordeaux Rouge is one of the best values to come out of the world's most famous wine region. Merlot comprises 75% of this blend, with the rest Cabernet Sauvignon. This creates a bright, juicy, and fresh wine with aromas and flavours of red berries...

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Beaucastel 2017 Coudoulet Rouge Cotes du Rhone 750ml

$40.78

Juicy and direct, with a core of blackberry and plum fruit, laced with a singed alder thread and backed by a dusting of garrigue on the finish, which reveals a nice tug of dark earth. Should open up with some cellaring. Best from 2020 through 2028. 5,000...

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Boutinot 2018 CDR "Les Cerisiers Rose" 750ml

$25.13

Intent on making the very best Côtes du Rhône Rosé we can, our search for varieties naturally suited to rosé led us to Grenache Noir for body, Cinsault for freshness and a touch of spice from a drop of Syrah. 65% Grenache...

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