Only 4,5 and 5,0 NJP wines (Nenad Jelisic Points) are presented as the best vintages.
From October 2010, every time we update any information or write a new information, we shall write in parentheses when the update has last taken place e.g. (2010-10).
If for some wine stands behind the best vintages none, it means that the wine's price is too high for its quality or the wine's quality is too low.
Margaret River the best vintages, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2013. (2015-08)
Margaret River the best wineries, Cape Mentelle, Cullen Wines, Moss Wood and Vasse Felix. (2012-10)
Margaux, a French appellation that belongs to the wine district of Médoc, which in turn belongs to the wine region of Bordeaux. The appellation has 1,500 hectares. Of the 61 classified wine chateaux (1855 Classification) belong 21 to the appellation, of those 21 belong 1 (Château Margaux) to Premiers Crus, 5 (Château Brane-Cantenac, Château Durfort-Vivens, Château Lascombes, Château Rauzan-Gassies and Château Rauzan-Ségla) to Deuxièmes Crus, 10 (Château Boyd-Cantenac, Château Cantenac-Brown, Chateau Desmiral, Chateau Ferrière, Château Giscours, Château d'Issan, Château Kirwan, Château Malescot St. Exupéry, Château Marquis d'Alesme Becker and Château Palmer) to Troisièmes Crus, 3 (Château Marquis de Terme, Château Pouget and Château Prieuré-Lichine) to Quatrièmes Crus and 2 (Château Dauzac and Château du Tertre) to Cinquièmes Crus. The average yield is 41 hl/ha. Margaux is the largest appellation in the Médoc wine district. Both during very rainy years and extremely dry years should the wines from this appellation be avoided. The reason is that during the very rainy years, the Cabernet Sauvignon’s grapes do not achieve sufficiently high maturity and usually they are attacked by fungus while during the very dry years they are affected by stress (the grapes’ maturation get smaller due to the reduction in photosynthesis). (2012-10)
Margaux grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon dominates with 54% followed by Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. (2011-10)
Margaux soils, parts of the appellation, which are close to the Gironde river, consist of gravelly soils, while those who are more in the appellation's inland consist of more sandy and clayey soils. Margaux has the most gravelly soils of the Médoc wine district. (2012-05)
Margaux the best vintages, 1961, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1996, 2000, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2016. (2017-10)
Margaux the best wineries, Château Margaux and Château Palmer. (2012-05)
Marl, a clayey soil that contains a lot of lime.
Marojallia (red dry blend wine; Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot), Margaux, Médoc, Bordeaux, France, the best vintages, 2000, 2003, 2009 and 2010; from vintage 2011 until vintage 2017 none. (2019-04)
Marques de Murrieta, Castillo Ygay, Blanco, Gran Reserva, Especial (white dry blend wine), Rioja, Spain, the best vintages, 1919, 1932, 1950, 1962 and 1986. (2019-04)
Marques de Murrieta, Castillo Ygay, Gran Reserva, Especial (red dry blend wine; Tempranillo and Mazuelo), Rioja, Spain, the best vintages, 1934, 1942, 1952, 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2009. (2019-04)
Marques de Murrieta, Dalmau, Reserva (red dry blend wine), Rioja, Spain, the best vintages, until vintage 2013 none; 2014. (2019-04)
Marsala, a DOC wine. Italy's most famous fortified wine, which are produced by dry white (or red) wine is fortified with wine spirits and sweetened with sweet wine "sifone" or with reduced (the boiled) must "cotto". After that the wine has been fortified and sweetened, it is aged in oak barrels for a few years. Marsala is available in several variants: Oro (lighter), Ambra (complex), Rubino (the very rare variant), Fine (sweet), Superiore (semi-sweet/semi-dry), Vergine (the finest dry variety) and Speciale (the sweet-flavoured variant with eggs, coffee, cream, etc.). There is also one variant to: Marsala Riserva (this variant must be aged at least 10 years in oak barrels). (2012-10)
Marsala, an Italian appellation that belongs to the wine region of Sicily. (2012-10)
Marsala grapes, Cataratto, Grillo, Inzolia, Perricone, Calabrese and Nerello. (2012-10)
Marsannay, a French appellation that belongs to the wines district of Côte de Nuits, which in turn belongs to the wine region of Burgundy. The appellation has 239,27 hectares and has no Premier Cru and Grand Cru-vineyards. Red wine made from Pinot Noir accounts for the most part of production, approximately two-thirds. In addition to red Pinot Noir wines and white Chardonnay wines, rosé wines from Pinot Noir and Gamay are also produced. To the best vineyard locations belong Les Longeroies and Clos du Roy. Even when Marsannay wines, both red and white, are produced according to all the rules they do not reach the quality of Côtes de Nuits-Villages-wines. All three types of Marsannay-wines should be drunk young, rosé wines 6 months to 1 year old, white wines 1 to 2 years old and red wines 2 to 5 years old. The average yield is 44 hl/ha. (2016-08)
Marsannay grapes, Pinot Noir dominates followed by Chardonnay. Gamay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc are also grown. (2012-09)
Marsannay soils, vary. Coarse gravel of limestone, clay and sand. (2012-09)
Mas la Plana, see Torres Mas la Plana.
Masseto (red dry wine; 100% Melrot), Tenuta dell'Ornellaia, Tuscany, Italy, the best vintages, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. (2019-04)
Massolino, Barolo (red dry wine; 100% Nebbiolo), Piedmont, Italy, the best vintages, until vintage 2011 none. (2016-07)
Massolino, Barolo, Vigna Rionda, Riserva (red dry wine, 100% Nebbiolo), Piedmont, Italy, the best vintages, 1986, 1989, 1996, 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2007; not 2008 and 2009. (2016-07)