The Syrah contributes sweet, ripe blackberry/bramble aromas with hints of mocha. The Monastrell offers ripe, dried fruits (figs, raisins), spice and soft tannins.
Marquis Philips is the collaboration between American importer Dan Philips of the Grateful Palate and some of Australia’s most talented winemakers which gave inspiration to the Roogle logo and the bottles it adorns. (The Roogle is a cross between an American Eagle and an Australian Kangaroo.) Their goal from the outset has been to control the entire process from vineyard to glass - delivering stylish, hand-crafted and peerlessly delicious wines that also offer unbeatable value. As Robert Parker has observed in the Wine Advocate -
|Syrah and Monastrell from 20-40 year old vines planted in sandy loam and limestone soils was fermented in stainless steel and aged for 12 months in neutral French and American oak.