Wine Review – G. Marquis 2010 Epic

G Marquis The Silver Line Epic 2010 wine bottleSurprisingly herbaceous, yet good with steak…

Name: The Silver Line Epic

Vintage: 2010

Producer: G. Marquis Vineyards

Region/Country: Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, Canada

Grape Varietal(s): Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Consumed: At home

Recommended By: LCBO

Cost: $29.75

Bottle Presentation: Classic, classy, clean, and distinctive

Appearance: Medium ruby red

Nose: Herbs, cedar, and leather

Taste: Wood, earth, tannic, green/herbaceous notes

Finish: Long and earthly, and then it suddenly ended.

Overall Impression: Not what I was expecting—I was expecting plums, raspberries and/or green pepper, based on the varietals—yet it was an intriguing wine, as the earth and herbaceous notes emerged, and then I paired it with steak, resulting in a nicely balanced combination. To my surprise, it did not pair as well with cheese or dark chocolate. Nonetheless, it proved an interesting, Merlot-based, Saint-Émilion style wine.

Rating (from 70 to 100): 83/100

Value: 3/5

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