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Marquis Philips Integrity Shiraz 2003
Marquis Philips Integrity Shiraz 2003
Category: Red Wine
Region: Australia » South Australia » McLaren Vale
Producer: Marquis Philips
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Marquis Philips

Bold & plush fruit expression from mixed berries through to dark chocolate, mocha & licorice. Rich layered fruit balanced by velvety textural tannins.

Wine Advocate

The flagship offering, the 2003 Shiraz Integrity, is a slightly down-sized version of the massive 2002 and 2001. Nevertheless, it is an amazing, modern-styled wine. It boasts a dense purple color, a big, sweet nose of chocolate, espresso roast, blackberries, creme de cassis, Asian spices, and new saddle leather, full body, an opulent texture, and tremendous length. Drink this seductive, rich Shiraz over the next decade.

The highly respected South Australian viticulturists/winemakers, Sarah and Sparky Marquis, in partnership with their importer, Dan Philips of the Grateful Palate, successfully launched the inexpensive line of Marquis Philips wines several years ago, creating something of a monster because of their enormous crowd appeal. While 2003 is a lighter vintage than its predecessors, these offerings have turned out nicely. The handful of consumers who deemed 2002 too concentrated for such inexpensive wines will be delighted to learn that the 2003s are slightly lighter, but still loaded with character as well as flavor. They possess heavy duty, exuberant fruit, ripeness, and considerable personality.

Score: 94. —Robert Parker, October 2004.

All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
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