Robert Parker 94
Deep garnet-brick colored, the 2002 Integrity is a 100% Shiraz that displays evolved leather and tobacco notes intermingled with some meaty and gamey aromas and nuances of coffee, olives and underbrush. Full bodied, it has a coffee flavors in the mouth, medium levels of velvety tannins, and a medium-high acid backbone. It finishes long with notes of eucalyptus showing through. It is drinking now. These Marquis Philips wines were shown during a Mollydooker tasting with Sarah and Sparky Marquis (the owners/winemakers at Mollydooker) in October 2012.
Anticipated maturity: 2013-2013