Saturday, August 22, 2015

Review: ****+ $$$ Mollydooker Boxer Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia, 2010 = GOOD VALUE

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By way of background: Anyone who knows me or my posts knows I'm an unabashed fan of Sparky and Sarah's Mollydooker line.  I chase each vintage and have enjoyed my visit to the winery in McLaren Vale.  Nectar of the gods.

Original tasting and review : This is Mollydooker Boxer Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia, 2010, finished at an unapologetic 16.0% alcohol and first sampled 5 years from vintage date, in August, 2015.  I have certainly enjoyed the 2006 vintage , the 2012 vintage - along with others - and look forward to updating these notes...

Inspired by Mollydooker Boxer:  I'm wrapped in a soft white comforter of joy and slowly, slowly lifting to the clouds.

In the glass: Magenta black, opaque from a quarter inch of the edge.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows brilliant ripe, black plums and black cherries from across the room.  From the aroma, seems like this will be fat, aromatic and succulent.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact showing a black cherry blitz upfront, with really big but really balanced blend of acids and tannins coming on immediately, holding your sip aloft and bringing black currants and black cherries into your cheeks for a languorously slow fade.
In summary: Overall, rates four stars with a plus on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, making this an easy bet as a good value at its modest price point.

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

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