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Date Printed: 3/28/2015
Marquis Philips Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Marquis Philips Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 75858)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 3/28/2015: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Marquis Philips Cabernet was barrel fermented in 100% new American oak and then matured in 20% new French, 60% Fine grain American and 20% medium grain American oaks for 12 months. The fine grain American oak has promoted the varietal definition of the Cabernet and at the same time added light cedar and cigar box characters distinctive to this variety. The French oak has promoted the fine grain structure, and the medium grain American oak integrated and lifted the natural fruit sweetness. The final blend for the wine was from Padthaway and Middleton SA using 12 different oak treatments. This Cabernet exhibits definitive varietal characters of berry fruits, black & white pepper, cedar and cigar box, with a layer of dark chocolate adding to the complexity. As this wine ages the fresh raspberry characters will mature into darker boysenberry and blackberry characters with layers of brandy laced chocolate fondue flavours.
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About Marquis Phillips:

Marquis Philips is a collaboration between American Dan Philips and Australian winemakers to make the most delicious, power-packed wines on the planet. Marquis Philips began with a simple goal: to control the entire winemaking process, soup to nuts, from concept to vineyard, to market, to wine style, to price. The winemakers aim to create wines that are pleasure-giving, dark, ripe, sweet, gulpable, loud, yet subtle, sweet and gentle with a long finish, elegant, Turley-esque, and powerful.