Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Review: ****+ $$ Marquis Philips Shiraz, South Eastern Australia, 2005

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By way of background, opening thoughts: I really enjoyed the 2004 and 2006 editions of this shiraz, sampled much younger than I will now be sampling the 2005 version.


Original tasting and review : This is Marquis Philips Shiraz, South Eastern Australia, 2005, finished at 15.9% alcohol, first sampled at nine years from vintage date.

In the glass: Deep sandy magenta, opaque just in from the edge.

On the nose: Poured at cellar temperature and swirled vigorously, shows deep, creamy, inky purple fruit.  From the aroma, seems like this will be luscious and full.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact full of full-blown creamy purple creamsicle style fruit, with lush plums and cedar enveloping the whole.  Big and sweet, slowly fading to a dripping rich inky plum finish. Awesome.

In summary: Overall, rates four stars with an easy plus on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, being another best value in the long line of Marquis Philips (and subsequently Mollydooker) label high-value Australian shiraz.

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