Marquis Philips Red Blend Sarah's Blend 2007
Super ripe plum jam with dark chocolate richness black currant and briar fruit on the nose. Soft round and gentle with aromas of marzipan complex black currant fruit and hints of peppermint and smoky sweet vanilla. On the palate ripe red berries vibrant soft and round gentle medium bodied structure and black fruit are found. Long integrated tannins and some oak lactone influence also exist. 90 RPThe 2007 Sarahs is a blend of 60% Shiraz 25% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc from McLaren Vale vineyards.
Nice color. Chocolate and currants on nose. Round wine, well balanced. Fruit forward with berries, spice, firm tannins, with long finish. Nice for the money 90pts
[Blind Syrah tasting] New world. Aussie? Jammy, light medicinal notes. Corny.
New world Style. Needs to open up a bit. Fruit forward, little light on the finish though does have perceptible tannins. Has class and drinks well on its own or with lighter foods.
Smooth, velvety wine. I agree with previous comments...it's on the berry, fruity side. Pleasant evening glass before bed...it was quite nice by itself. Might not be bold enough for some stronger dishes.
External Reviews for Marquis Philips Red Blend Sarah's Blend
Luscious and smooth blend of Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot from famed producer Marquis Philips. Inky purple-black hue, almost opaque in the glass, with heady black fruit, blueberries and licorice aromas. Rich and deep on the palate, loaded with jammy fruit and spice flavors. Always a good buy.
The stunning (probably the best $15 wine I have ever tasted) 2001 Sarahrsquo;s Blend includes 48% Shiraz, 29% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 24% Merlot. It boasts an opaque plum/purple color in addition to a stunningly sweet bouquet of ground pepper, blackberry liqueur, and toasty oak. Surprising nuances, full body, great purity, and opulent, super-concentrated mid-palate and finish, and a seamlessness that must be tasted to be believed emerge from this fresh, well-delineated red. Drink it over the next 3ndash;5 years, although my instincts suggest it will last longer.
The 2002 Sarahrsquo;s blend (a 6,000 case blend of 62% Shiraz, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot) boasts an inky purple color, full body, great intensity, and plenty of toasty, smoky vanillin notes intermixed with hints of melted licorice, figs, plums, blackberries, and currants. Dense, low in acidity, and corpulent, it is a luscious southern Australian fruit bomb of considerable flesh and intensity. Readers seeking delicate, restrained, introspective, European-styled reds should look elsewhere. Drink it over the next 2ndash;3 years.
Deep red. menthol-tinged cherry and plum aromas, with notes of sweet bay and licorice. Fat, almost oily in texture, with candied dark berry, wild strawberry and cherry jam flavors. The silky, lush finish is weighty, a bit hot and slightly syrupy.
The dense ruby/purple-hued 2004 Sarahrsquo;s Blend is composed of 62% Shiraz and the rest equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It offers abundant black cherry and cassis fruit in its smoky, earthy bouquet along with hints of licorice, dried herbs, and chocolate. Full-bodied, opulent, fruity, and long with surprising complexity as well as depth, it should be drunk over the next 3ndash;4 years.
Combining power with elegance, the deep ruby/purple-tinged 2003 Sarahrsquo;s Blend, an 8,000-case cuvee of 62% Shiraz, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 19% Merlot, displays a high ldquo;yummyrdquo; factor along with loads of smoky vanilla, licorice, fig, plum, black currant and spice box notes. This juicy, succulent, medium to full-bodied 2003 possesses surprising texture, depth, and length. There is not a hard edge to be found, so it can be enjoyed over the next 2ndash;3 years.
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