2001 Shirvington Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2001 Shiraz may be even more momentous than the Cabernet Sauvignon. There are nearly 1,000 cases of this blockbuster, opulently-styled, black beauty. Its inky/purple color is followed by an exceptional bouquet of black fruits, espresso roast, charcoal, and smoke. With great ripeness, intensity, purity, that fabulous seamless texture the Marquis team routinely obtains, and a finish that lasts more than a minute, it should offer profound drinking for at least a decade. (RP)
Beautifully proportioned, rich with mineral- and floral-scented blackberry and cherry flavors, nicely framed with plenty of oak, but the fruit just comes bubbling through, echoing on the round, generous finish. Drink now through 2012.
A collaboration between husband and wife winemakers, Sarah and Sparky Marquis. The wine has an effusive nose of bright, brambly blackraspberry that is framed by notes of mocha, bittersweet chocolate and a hint of licorice. There is very fine balance, great purity and superb length on the finish. VERY LIMITED!!