By way of background, opening thoughts: I thoroughly enjoyed the 2004 vintage of this wine with three years of age, let's see how the 2006 vintage does with seven years of age!
Original tasting and review : This is Marquis Philips Shiraz, South Eastern Australia, 2006, finished at a whopping 15.5% alcohol.
In the glass: Deep, muddy, opaque magenta. Very consistent with the earlier vintage.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows deep, layered, aromatic waves of blue/black aromas. From the aroma, seems like this will be sweet, thick, big, billowing.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact like a thick grilled steak of high-density Aussie shiraz, now showing any age at all at seven years. Brings a full, soft, aromatic mid-palate, creamy with ripe black raspberries. The finish keeps pumping aromatic, deep juice and fades slowly, finally ending remarkably clean.
In summary: Overall, rates an easy four stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, making this a no-brainer best value.
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