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Date Printed: 10/9/2015
Marquis Philips S9 Shiraz 2003
Marquis Philips S9 Shiraz 2003
(search item no. 76093)
collectible wine
older vintages

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/9/2015: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Marquis Philips is a collaboration between Australian winemakers Sarah and Sparky Marquis and USA importer Dan Philips to produce exceptional wines. The mythological creature on our front label, the Roogle, represents the lasting friendship and the shared destiny that link our two countries.

In order to develop maximum complexity in all the wines S&S developed a vineyard water deficit management program that allows us to maximise all of the potential flavour and texture available in each of our vineyards. They carefully harvest each selected area of grapes and transport them to the winery to be crushed and start their yeast fermentation. The grapes after being fermented in a long cool primary ferment are pressed into new barrels at 4 Baume. The wine completes the primary and malolactic fermentation in barrel, which is paramount to achieve the start of the integrated complexity that are achieved.

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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.