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2006 Marquis Philips Shiraz 9 McLaren Vale
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88 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2008

($34) Inky ruby color. Smoky dark berries, cherry preserves, cocoa powder and vanilla on the nose. Lush, round and sweet, offering broad dark berry flavors of liqueur-like richness. Soft tannins add a bit of structure and help to rein in the powerful fruit. Clings like glue on the finish, repeating the dark berry and cocoa qualities. Fans of this sort of wine will find my score stingy.

92-95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Great Shiraz
02/24/2011
by Dimitriou12992986
This is an excellent Shiraz - full bodied and smooth. I recommend this wine to all my friends!

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Syrah

While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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