Tuesday, April 8, 2008

2005 Marquis Phillips - Sarah's Blend

One Wine Per Week becomes two wines this week, as I had the opportunity of having this blend that consists of 60% Shiraz, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc.

There were powdered cocoa, plum and spice in the aromas. On the palate I tasted lots of lush berry fruit, dark chocolate and oak. This wine was full-bodied, with a lush texture, soft tannins and a medium-length aftertaste.

It wasn't shy by any means. It comes right out and introduces itself to you!

Several reviewers on Cellar Tracker complained about a high alcohol level. I could feel it but taste or aroma-wise, I did not think it was overpowering as some others felt.

For $11.49 from Costco, I'd say this wine has very good QPR. Two thumbs up.

And here's the YouTube video. I noticed a few from previous posts have already been deleted by the YouTube police but that's just the way it is, I suppose. Meanwhile, if you can't see the screen below, please click here to go to the YouTube page.

Here is a link to the Amazon product page for the CD in the video: Joe Jacskon

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