Marquis Philips Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008

007Wine with balls.  Will stand up to a Spanish chorizo, arugula salad, smoky paprika, olive and feta and pretty much any striking flavour you throw at it.  Hefty, pungent, sharp, a slight sting; but a little too hefty and pungent and sharp.  That said, it’s not as food friendly as, say the Tarima, reviewed here a few weeks ago.  The MP lacks subtlety and finesse.  But the rich berry-smoke-leather tannic notes make this an easy BBQ quaffer.  You would think, in 2013, that an 08 Cab Sauv would be at its prime but our bottle read a little stiff, not luscious.

 

Easy to source at government and private stores.  Kudos to the screw cap.  A little top heavy in alcoholic volume.

 

Price: $22.99 at Everything Wine.

 

Market Liquidity: Did the job but clocked out early.

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