Marquis Philips S2 Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia
Marquis Philips is an American-Australian collaboration, a joint project of owner Dan Philips of The Grateful Palate and winemakers Chris Ringland and Lisa Wetherell. The grapes for the label's red wines, including 100% Shiraz and Cabernets as well as blends, come largely from regions south of AdelaidePadthaway, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek, on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
"Broad and ripe, not heavy, this feels almost like a big, floating ship, emanating ripe cherry, blackberry, toasty oak and hints of smoke and licorice as the finish sails on and on. Tannins are well-resolved. Drink now through 2014."
Robert Parker's The Wine AdvocateSeptember, 30 2006
Wine Spectator - "Broad and ripe, not heavy, this feels almost like a big, floating ship, emanating ripe cherry, blackberry, toasty oak and hints of smoke and licorice as the finish sails on and on. Tannins are well-resolved."
International Wine Cellar - "Ruby-red color. Fresh, high-pitched aromas of redcurrant, cassis and blackberry, with complicating notes of fresh tobacco and exotic chocolate. Fat and velvety, with a sweet blackberry liqueur flavor supported by silky tannins. Finishes round and gentle, with lovely clarity of dark berry fruit and impressive length."
The Wine Advocate - "The more expensive offerings include the 2004 S2 Cabernet Sauvignon. The first bottle tasted was closed, but a second bottle was more open and interesting. There is more to it than the less expensive cuvees, but also more tannin and wood, which can make for a less charming and less open-knit wine. It appears everything will come together with another 6-12 months of bottle age, but at present, this is a solidly made, outstanding example of Cabernet Sauvignon in need of bottle age. It should last for 7-8 years. "
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Marquis Phillips Winery
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. View all Marquis Phillips Wines
About Other AustraliaView a map of Other Australia wineries
With a landmass the size of the US, Australia has just as many appellations. Many wines are simply labeled from their state of origin. Some of these are the most popular:
New South Wales- New South Wales has a variety of smaller wine growing regions. Many wines are a blend of these smaller appellations, leading to the more encompassing designation of New South Wales.
Western Australia– A small percentage of Australia’s winemaking occurs on the West Coast. The largest Australian state, Western Australia, includes the appellations Margaret River and Great Southern.
Southeastern Australia– This appellation encompasses the states of South Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Grapes are often trucked in from at least 2 of these states for crushing and bottling, giving the wine a more general appellation of origin. This is the broadest appellation in Australia.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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