I have become a big fan of these Australian wines, made by Sarah and Sparky Marquis and imported by Dan Philip's company, the Grateful Palate. I first tried them after reading RP's glowing reviews of them. I purchased them from Carolina Wine Company. For in your face, up front, New World fruit bombs, these are perfect. Some are a little too bold for some foods but, man, are they tasty. At prices starting at $13 for the shiraz, merlot and cab bottlings, to slightly higher prices for Sarah's Blend, the S2 cab, S9 shiraz and the $100 Integrity shiraz (which I have not yet opened), IMHO, these are some of the market's best values in fruit forward aussie wines. Sarah and Sparky Marquis also make Henry's Drive Shiraz. Don't miss this $25 bottle if you can find it. Heavenly, with pure blackberry and cassis flavors. Stunning. Damn, writing this is making me thirsty for a glass. Too bad it's 10am on a Saturday and I'm at work.
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2/5/05 at 11:58am