FIVE STARS 93/100 | Sam Kim Wine Orbit "gorgeously flavoursome and satisfying with a lengthy velvety finish."
4.5 STARS 93/100 | Bob Campbell MW
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A drop dead gorgeous expression of modern Spanish winemaking from a producer who clearly understands how to put some real magic in the bottle. This wine is sensational - a velvet smooth mouthful of 100% Almansa Syrah that will have everyone checking the glass after tasting it and wondering why they haven't discovered high quality Spanish Syrah before.
Imported by Steve Bennett MW - New Zealand's leading Spanish wine importer - it's plush and decadently styled with layers of complex dark fruits and underlying black pepper spiciness. It was a standout in an exciting tasting of the wines that Steve is bringing into New Zealand and comes with our highest recommendation. It is an outstanding bargain. Kiwi Syrah of this calibre would be in the $40plus bracket and Marius is an obvious case buy for anyone who loves opulent Syrah or European reds and is looking for one of the great discoveries of the year.
Full-bodied red wine with rich aromas of red cherries, plums and blackberries and spicy notes of black pepper. Remarkable red fruit presence on the mid-palate, soft tannins and medium-long finish. Balanced, excellent acidity, smooth and elegant in the mouth with a subtle hint of toastiness. Great ageing potential.
Sam Kim writes "Gorgeously fruited and wonderfully inviting, the wine shows blackberry, plum, tar, olive and toast hazelnut characters. The palate delivers excellent weight and fruit intensity, superbly complemented by velvety mouthfeel and fine, grainy tannins, leading to a long, harmonious, elegantly structured finish."