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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.

Alain Gueneau 2018 Sancerre "La Guiberte" 750ml

$49.47

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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Augey 2018 Bordeaux Red 750ml

$16.43

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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Benjamin Leroux 2016 Bourgogne Aligote 750ml

$47.74

The 2016 Bourgogne Aligoté is a new addition to the range and comes from old vines. Benjamin had a lot of empty barrels and so he thought it would be a good opportunity to “park” some Aligoté instead of risking the barrels...

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Bernard Defaix 2018 Chablis 750ml

$46.00

Chablis is considered one of the world’s most recognized quality wines.  The Defaix's Chablis is made using 100% Chardonnay grapes from various parcels and vines of varying age.  This is a lively white with crisp acidity and an intense...

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Bernard Defaix 2018 Petit Chablis 750ml

$34.69

The 2018 Petit Chablis is laced with attractive floral, citrus and orchard fruit notes. There is good energy, especially for the year, but the finish is just a touch dry. For that reason, I would prefer to drink it over the next 2-3 years. Score: 88...

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Billaud-Simon 2018 Chablis 750ml

$47.74

The 2018 Chablis is bright, finely sculpted and nuanced, with lovely aromatic complexity and class. Lemon peel, mint and white flowers all grace this very pretty, perfumed entry-level Chablis. The richness and radiance of 2018 are evident, and yet there...

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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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Brocard 2017 Chablis "L'Homme Mort" 1er Cru 750ml

$82.52

The 2017 Chablis Homme Mort 1er Cru, taken from Rousseau barrels, has a slightly richer, tropical tinged bouquet than the other Brocard Premier Cru, still well defined with scents of blood orange and citrus peel. The palate is well balanced with a crisp...

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Brocard 2018 Chablis "Montmains" 1er Cru 750ml

$50.99

The 2018 Chablis Montmains 1er Cru is rich and textured in the glass, owing in part to a vinfication and aging regime that took place in equal parts tank and cask. Lemon confit, pear and lightly honeyed notes give the 2018 striking textural richness and...

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Brumont 2017 Gascogne Rose 750ml

$14.70

Tannat, Syrah, and Merlot - together at last! Here we have the red fruit flavours of Syrah, velvety smoothness of Merlot, and the Tannat's energy and weight. This stylish rosé from Gascogne features aromas of red cherry, flowers, and some leesy...

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