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Marquis Philips Merlot 2003

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

Rich in texture and flavor, with minty, creamy, vanilla and spice notes weaving through the basic black cherry fruit, echoing nicely on the fuzzy-grained finish. Drink now through 2004.

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08/19/2008

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External Reviews for Marquis Philips Merlot

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Rich in texture and flavor, with minty, creamy, vanilla and spice notes weaving through the basic black cherry fruit, echoing nicely on the fuzzy-grained finish. Drink now through 2004.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

The sexy, plump, seductive, medium-bodied 2003 Merlot offers aromas and flavors of mocha, bay leaves, and berry fruit in a soft, supple-textured style. Drink it over the next 1ndash;3 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

These red wine are unreal in terms of their quality, flavor intensity, and overall complexity as well as their potential... I am not a fan of New World Merlot, but Marquis Philips' 2001 Merlot (a 100% Merlot from both Padthaway and McLaren Vale that was aged one year in old oak) is outstanding. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by sweet aromas of vanilla, black cherries, mocha, smoke, and a hint of chocolate. Dense, textured, medium to full-bodied, with low acidity and luscious fruit, this is a sweetheart of a Merlot.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 2002 Merlot, which was aged in used French and American oak (40% of the former and 60% of the latter), exhibits a dark plum/ruby color, a big, fleshy texture, and a sweet nose of roasted coffee, mocha, thyme, and cola-infused black cherry/plum-like fruit. It is a plush, corpulent Merlot to drink over the next 3-4 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Crisp and vivid, with juicy blackberry and currant fruit at the center, aromatic with earth and herbs that carry over into the fine grained, minerally finish. An Aussie Merlot with real character. Drink now through 2008.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Merlot is a tough varietal to harness in Australia, and much of it is vegetal and unattractive. However, Marquis Philips' 2004 Merlot is a tasty, dark ruby-hued example with sweet white chocolate characteristics intermixed with notions of road tar, black cherries, and currants. Supple-textured, medium-bodied, and luscious, it can be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

On the lighter side, pretty currant and caramel flavors that linger on the fine-grained finish. Drink now.


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