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2006 Marquis Phillips S2 Cabernet Sauvignon - Drew - 02-23-2014 02:54 PM

2006 Marquis Phillips S2 Cabernet Sauvignon

There's a wine/liquor store several miles from my home which I haven't visited for several years as they had problems with selling untaxed cigarettes and some illegal gambling issues. Recently I learned that the business was sold to new owners of Indian nationality and I thought I'd stop in and check the place out. The store has a large wine collection and different shelving has been put in place with every bottle standing straight up. The wines are also not grouped by varietal, region or color, except merlot, very strange, so one just walks the aisles looking at every bottle. There are many older bottles, 5 to 10 years old from good to very good wineries. So I'm strolling the middle aisle and spot the above lone bottle at $13.99 retail so I grab that along with a 2002 Wolf Blass gold label shiraz as my two purchases. The S2 was wonderful, full throttle, in your face, larger that life cab with deep blackberry and black fruits flavor, hints of Chambord, tar and dark chocolate. Initially a touch of heat from the 15.9% Alc/vol which calmed down after some time in the glass. The S2 was rich, somewhat rustic and fun to visit but I wouldn't want a steady diet of this monster...fun for the moment though.

Drew