Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Review: **** $$ Marquis Philips Shiraz, South Eastern Australia, 2006 = BEST VALUE

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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.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Marquis Philips Shiraz.

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