| 2008 R Wines Marquis Philips Sarah's Blend|
South Eastern Australia
WB Rating: 90
Alcohol by volume: 16.0%
Price at time of purchase: $13.69 (Costco)
Principal varietal(s): Shiraz-like blend
Though even higher in alcohol than the '07, I found the '08 Sarah's Blend to be much less harsh, as well as much more flavorful and interesting even at this early age. Not a wine that caresses the taste buds, to put it mildly, this one is in your face from the get-go. Initially full of lively cranberry and cherry fruit, with airing the wine shows more cassis and blueberry nuances. I don't understand how a wine this concentrated and flavorful is so inexpensive, especially one that's imported, but I'm not arguing. A bargain. - HK 2010-09-18
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