Only 4, 4.5 and 5 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.
Mercurey soils, limestone gravel mixed with marl (a clayey soil that contains a lot of lime) and in some places with clay. (2016-08)
Merlot, a red wine grape. Nutritious soil (e.g. clay) is an ideal habitat for the grape. Merlot, which is cultivated in the right way and at the right place, gives spicy, concentrated and great wines with aromas and flavours of black cherry, mulberry and liquorice; the wines that have a great aging potential as Cabernet Sauvignon. (2012-06)
Messias, 20 Year Old, Tawny Port (port wine), Douro Valley, Portugal, the best vintages, constant high quality, year after year. (2013-01)
Meursault, a French appellation that belongs to the wine district of Côte de Beaune, which in turn belongs to the wine region of Burgundy. The appellation that consists of 19 Premier Cru-vineyards and has 395,84 ha. Of these 395,84 ha are 382,32 ha planted with Chardonnay and 13,52 ha with Pinot Noir. Meursault has no Grand Cru-vineyards. Premier Cru-vineyards cover 107,50 ha. The following Premier Cru-vineyards belong to the appellation: Blagny, Charmes, Clos des Perrières, Genevrières, La Jeunellotte, La Pièce sous le Bois, Le Porusot, Les Bouchères, Les Caillerets, Les Cras, Les Gouttes d'Or, Les Plures, Les Ravelles, Les Santenots Blancs, Les Santenots du Milieu, Perrières, Porusot, Sous Blagny and Sous le Dos d'Ane. The wines from Perrières belong to the best and Charmes and Genevrières to the second best. The average yield is 35 hl/ha for red wines made from Pinot Noir and 51 hl/ha for white wines made from Chardonnay respectively. For Premier Cru Chardonnay wines, the average yield of 47 hl/ha. The wines from here are concentrated and flavourful and has a strong scent of ripe grapes and a taste of roasted hazelnuts and almonds, butter, honey, citrus and minerals. The best wines from Meursault have a good aging potential from 10 to 15 years. (2016-08)
Meursault grapes, Pinot Noir (3%) for red wines and Chardonnay (97%) of white wines. (2016-08)
Meursault soils, vary. Limestone, gravel and marl (a clayey soil that contains a lot of lime). (2013-01)
Meursault the best vintages, 1962, 1966, 1969, 1989, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2010 and 2014. (2016-02)
Michel & Stéphane Ogier, Côte Rôtie (red dry wine; 100% Syrah), Northern Rhône, Rhône, France, the best vintages, until vintage 2017 none. (2019-08)
Michel & Stéphane Ogier, Côte Rôtie, La Belle Hélène, (red dry wine; 100% Syrah), Northern Rhône, Rhône, France, the best vintages, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. (2019-08)
Michel & Stéphane Ogier, Côte Rôtie, Lancement, (red dry wine; 100% Syrah), Northern Rhône, Rhône, France, the best vintages, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017. (2019-08)
Michel & Stéphane Ogier, La Rosine Syrah, IGP Collines Rhodaniennes (red dry wine; 100% Syrah), Northern Rhône, Rhône, France, the best vintages, until vinatge 2017 none. (2019-08)
Micro-oxygenation, a process that is used in winemaking. The micro-oxygenation involves that fine streams of oxygen are added into red wine at a controlled rate. It is intended to soften tannins. (2016-08)
Millésime, French, = vintage.
Mis en bouteilles au Château, French, means that the wine is bottled where is manufactured.
Mittelrhein, a German wine region that consists of three wine districts: Bacharach, Rheinburgengau and Siebengebirge.
Mittelrhein grapes, Riesling accounts for 75%, Müller-Thurgau 10% and Kerner for 6% of the most cultivated grapes in this wine region.
Mittelrhein soils, dominate slate.
Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, see Dom Pérignon.
Moët & Chandon, Grand Vintage (previously Brut Impérial) (white dry blend sparkling wine), Champagne, France, the best vintages, 1911, 1914, 1921, 1928, 1947, 1953, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1969, 1975, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1990 and 1995; from vintage 1996 until vintage 2006 none. (2016-07)
Monopol, French, if some vineyard is 100% own of one wine estate it is called monopoly. For example, the famous wine estate Domaine de la Romanée-Conti has two monopol: La Romanée-Conti och La Tâche. (2016-08)
Montagne de Reims, a French wine district that belongs to the wine region of Champagne. The best red wine grapes (Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) of the wine region of Champagne are grown here.
Montagne de Reims grapes, mostly Pinot Noir, but there are also Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.
Montagne de Reims soils, calcareous soil.
Montagny, a French appellation that belongs to the wine district of Côte Chalonnaise, which in turn belongs to the wine region of Burgundy. The appellation consits of 49 Premier Cru-vineyards and has no Grand Cru-vineyards. (2016-08)