Friday, April 11, 2014

Review: ***+ $$ Mollydooker Violinist Verdelho, Australia, 2012 = GOOD VALUE

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By way of background, opening thoughts: Mollydooker Violinist is a white wine made by some of the world's best know red wine makers, Sarah and Sparky Marquis.  So it is always an interesting experience.  My last brief review was made of the 2007 vintage.  Today we are sampling the just-released 2012, with a tasting sample provided by the winery.

Original tasting and review : This is Mollydooker Violinist Verdelho, Australia, 2012, finished at 16% alcohol, a whopping alcohol level for a dry white wine.  .

In the glass: Clear in the glass with just a hint of vanilla.

On the nose: Poured at cool cellar temperature and swirled vigorously, shows an overwhelming sense of bright, sweet sliced peaches.  From the aroma, seems like this will be bright with vigorous fruit.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact full of bright fruit as expected, but rounder and fuller than anticipated.  The overall feel is lush with elements of relatively dry butterscotch and rich peach.  The finish holds in the mid-palate and includes lengthy fade, with a closing touch of sweet lemon and white pepper.

In summary: Overall, rates an easy three stars on the Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for its vivid friendliness, making this a good value at its price point.

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Mollydooker Violinist Verdelho.

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