Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Rating: ** 2006 Mollydooker Gigglepot Cabernet, McLaren Vale, Australia


LIVE Review: almost opaque mahogany. Mild aromas. Bright aromas. More classic warm cabernet style. Fast finish. Bright.

This wine was tasted as part of a Mollydooker Tasting Dinner - 2006 Vintage. See "Caveat" on that posting.

4 comments:

  1. Not sure why this is two stars--there doesn't seem to be anything negative in your comments other than "bright." What about tannins and mouthfeel? S&S seem to gush over this wine. Just curious, cheers.

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  2. You know, Greg, you make a good point. I should add a note to the overall tasting note. Several of these wines I did want to try again on their own. In the context of some of the other intense wines, my palate for anything subtle had vanished. Both the Gigglepot and Blue-Eyed Boy are ones I'd specifically like to revisit at some point. Also, from the brevity of my note, I have a hunch I was in conversation during that taste too - not a proper full test. I noted I gave Two Left Feet and Maitre D' much lower marks this time - so I think the cab elements must have come through as diminished in the face of the pure shiraz offerings.

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  3. Well, it's great that you took the time to record your thoughts during the tasting, to be honest. But yes, after several wines, it's easy to see how one's palate could be a bit, er, toasted. But yeah, I'd think that Gigglepot and Blue-Eyed Boy are worth considering again (they gotta be doing something right with 'em!). I don't have that much experience with MD wines, personally, but I do like their style, and the company itself fits my personal take on the human condition (to wit: life is a series of moments; make them even more enjoyable with good wine and good people!). Cheers and thanks again. Greg

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  4. I think, the better the wine, the more likely to suffer from recent travel or insufficient time to open. The flavors here are definitely ramped up with lots of cassis fruit and wonderful length. (****+)

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