Friday, April 15, 2011

2008 Marquis Philips GRENACHE (McLaren Vale, Australia)

This was a loose, jiggly harlot of a wine. A bit too ripe and jammy for me, but very flavorful.

Medium light ruby color. Rich nose of baked raspberries, sandstone dust, and baking spices. Big, blowsy, almost overripe high-alcohol flavors of warm raspberry syrup and melted metallic minerals. Lots of heat and jammy fruit on the finish. Is there such a thing as a promiscuous wine? It was a good buy (if you like this style) at $7.99 on sale at World Marketplace (I think the regular price was $10). B-.

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