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Marquis Philips Cabernet Sauvignon Mclaren Vale S2 2008

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Had a bottle of this then couldn't find it any more. My mom, who lives about 500+ miles from me, called me one day from a wine store to "see if I needed anything." It was just an excuse to call, I have a lot of great wine boutiques near me. But I told her to ask if they had S2, since I couldn't find it again. They did! I had her buy me half a case (yes, I mailed her a check for it). It was worth the hassle - this is really a great wine. Big, bold berries in this one.

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Snooth User: bottlegrapes
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 06/29/2008

Had a bottle of this then couldn't find it any more. My mom, who lives about 500+ miles from me, called me one day from a wine store to "see if I needed anything." It was just an excuse to call, I have a lot of great wine boutiques near me. But I told her to ask if they had S2, since I couldn't find it again. They did! I had her buy me half a case (yes, I mailed her a check for it). It was worth the hassle - this is really a great wine. Big, bold berries in this one.


Snooth User: BCoyle
84064288
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 08/19/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Marquis Philips Cabernet Sauvignon Mclaren Vale S2

External Review
Vintage: 2005 04/01/2008

Marquis Philips Cabernet Sauvignon S2 McLaren Vale


External Review
Vintage: 2002 05/19/2011

Rich, with a strong smoky note, almost acrid, over the currant and blueberry flavors, finishing with fine-grained tannins as the fruit lingers impressively against the smokiness. Best from 2007 through 2012.


External Review
Vintage: 2002 05/19/2011

Ruby-red color. Fresh, high-pitched aromas of redcurrant, cassis and blackberry, with complicating notes of fresh tobacco and exotic chocolate. Fat and velvety, with a sweet blackberry liqueur flavor supported by silky tannins. Finishes round and gentle, with lovely clarity of dark berry fruit and impressive length.


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Vintage: 2002 05/19/2011

Broad and ripe, not heavy, this feels almost like a big, floating ship, emanating ripe cherry, blackberry, toasty oak and hints of smoke and licorice as the finish sails on and on. Tannins are well-resolved. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
Vintage: 2002 05/19/2011

The more expensive offerings include the 2004 S2 Cabernet Sauvignon. The first bottle tasted was closed, but a second bottle was more open and interesting. There is more to it than the less expensive cuvees, but also more tannin and wood, which can make for a less charming and less open-knit wine. It appears everything will come together with another 6-12 months of bottle age, but at present, this is a solidly made, outstanding example of Cabernet Sauvignon in need of bottle age. It should last for 7-8 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2002 05/19/2011

Saturated full ruby, the color of syrah. Aromas of cassis, black licorice and tarry oak. Dense, concentrated and penetrating, with juicy, syrah-like flavors of cassis, black raspberry, pepper and meat. This offers lovely sweetness and concentration. Sweet and supple but not at all cloying. Shows good firm structure on the back end.


External Review
Vintage: 2002 05/19/2011

The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon S2, from relatively young vines (1,500 cases produced; 100% Cabernet Sauvignon), exhibits elegance as well as structure, charactertistics of this vintage in South Australia. Notes of cedar, spice box, licorice, red currants, sweet black fruits, and toasty oak are found in this plump, rich, graceful, well-delineated Cabernet. Aged in a combination of both new and old French and American oak for 13 months, it should drink well for 5-8 years.


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