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Mark Anthony annual portfolio tasting

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Mark Anthony Wine Merchants, founded in 1972, is a major enterprise with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal.

The Ontario portfolio contains wines from several countries including France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Australia, the U.S.A., Chile, New Zealand, and several wineries from Ontario, and British Columbia.

This year’s venue on the seventh floor of a commercial building offered appealing views of downtown Toronto and Lake Ontario.

All tables were arranged following the catalogue, and food provided by Oliver and Bonacini was exceptional, however, somehow the caterer forgot to supply cutlery.
I tasted all the wines, Peroni (beer) from Italy, and Stolichnaya Elite from Russia. Both are highly recommended.

My recommendations are

Sparkling wines

Black Label Brut Champagne, Lanson, France
89+/100

Cuvee Tsarina Brut Rose, Lanson, France
91/100

White wines

Catherine’s Reserve Chardonnay, 2103, Adelsheim, Oregon, USA
91/100

Willamette Valley Pinto Gris, 2013, Adelsheim, Oregon, USA
90/100

River West Chardonnay, 2013, Davis Bynum, California, USA
88+/100

Chalk Hill Chardonnay, 2013, Rodney Strong, California, USA
90/100

Oculus, 2011, Mission Hill Winery, British Columbia, Canada
91/100

Perpetua, 2013, Mission Hill Winery, British Columbia, Canada
89+/100

Terroir Collection Lone Pine Chardonnay, 2012, Mission Hill Winery, British Columbia, Canada
89/100

Paula Sauvignon Blanc, 2014, Dona Paula, Chile
89/100

Vat 1 Hunter Valley Semillon, 2010, Tyrell’s Wines, Australia
88+/100

Meursault Premier Cru Blagny, Cheateu de Blagny, 2010, Louis Latour, Burgundy, France
92/100

Marsannay Blanc, 2012, Louis Latour, Burgundy, France
88+/100

Grand Ardeche Chardonnay, 2013, Louis Latour, Rhone Valley, France
88/100

Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos, 2011, Simonet Febre, Burgundy, France
92+/100

Nackenheim Rothenberg Riesling Auslese, 2014, Gunderloch, Germany
90/100

Riesling Rothenberg GG 2014, Gunderloch, Germany
89+/100

Grunlack Riesling Spatlese, 2011, Schloss Johannisberg, Germany
92+/100

Rotlack Riesling Kabinett, 2014, Schloss Johannisberg, Germany
92+/100

Porer Pinot Grigio, 2014, Alois Lageder, Italy
89+/100

Gewurztraminer, 2014, Alois Lageder, Italy
88/100

Dolomiti Pinto Grigio, 2014, Alois Lageder, Italy
88+/100

Est!Est! Est! Di Montefalco, 2014, Castagnedi, Italy
88+/100

Scaia Bianco, 2014, Tenuta San Antonio, Italy
88+/100

Chardonnay, 2014, Tromaresca, Italy
88+/100

Red wines

Reserve Merlot, 2013, Mission Hill Family Estate, British Columbia
88+/100
$ 18.95 ©

Reserve Shiraz, 2012, Mission Hill Family Estate, British Columbia
89/100

Parcel Alluvia Malbec, 2011, Dona Paula, Argentina
90/100
$ 75.90 private order

Seleccion del Bodega Malbec, 2011,
90/100
$ 46.50 private order

Domaine de Barville, 2012, Brotte, France
93+/100
$ 44.95 private order

Gigondas, 2013, Brotte, France
89/100
$ 29.95 ©

Chateau Laroque, Saint Emilion Grand Cru Classe, 2010, France
90/100
$ 62.95 private order

Chateau Faizeau Selection Vieille Vignes, 2010, Montagne Saint Emilion, France
90/100
$ 26.95

Corton Grand Cru Domaine Latour, 2012, Burgundy, France
91/100
$ 118.95 available at Vintages

Amarone Della Valpolicella, 2011, Cantina della Valpolicella, Italy
88/100
$ 36.95 a general list product

Amarone Selezione Antonio Castagnedi, 2012, Tenuta San Antonio, Veneto, Italy
88+/100
$ 43.95 a general list product

Torcicoda Primitivo di Salento, 2013, Tormaresca, Italy
88+/100
$ 20.95 private order

Trentangeli castel del Monte, 2012, Tormaresca, Italy
89/100
$ 19.95 Vintages

Old Vines Garnacha, 2009, Castillo de Monseran, Spain
88+/100
$ 13.95 a general list product

Heritage Heroes Motorcycle Marvel, 2014, Nederburg, South Africa
88+/100
$ 24.95 private order

Bryan’s Creek Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountain, 2012, Adelsheim, Oregon, U S A
91/100
$ 106.95 private order

Spirits

Gold Label Vodka, Stolichnaya, Russia
90/100

$ 29.95 A General List Product Available At L C B O
Elit, Stolichnaya, Russia
90+/100

A General List Product

Bluberi Vodka, Stolichnaya, Russia
90/100
$ 26.95 A General List Product

For orders contact Mark Anthony Widen Merchants, Ontario.

Several of the above brands are available as general list products, yet others are consignment, or special orders.

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