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2006 Mollydooker Shiraz Blue Eyed Boy

  • 96 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 87 IWC
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SKU: 217410-2006-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 87

    ($45) Inky purple. Boysenberry syrup and vanilla on the nose, with candied licorice adding complexity. Sweet dark berry flavors are gently supported by soft tannins and gain energy from a cracked pepper note. There's decent restraint to the sweet finishing flavors of dark fruits and floral pastille. Lush-verging-on-heavy, but in the context of this lineup the flavors offer clarity.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: September/October 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Rich and ripe, with a powerful blast of blackberry, licorice and smoky spice flavors rocketing through the long finish against highly polished tannins. Yet somehow this strikes a deft balance. Needs some roast meat to tame it. 7,521 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2007-2016
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The 2006 Shiraz |Blue Eyed Boy| is predominantly Padthaway fruit. Purple-colored, it has an intense aromatic display of smoke, violets, mulberry, blueberry, and chocolate. This leads to a full-bodied, plush, wine with layers of ripe, spicy black fruits, excellent focus and delineation. The tannins are well-concealed but this wine has enough stuffing to evolve for 6-8 years.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2025
    Author: Jay Miller
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: MVerble
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: rdalehite
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: rxchurch
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: Naperwino
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Victor
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: robreact
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Candied plums and black currant aromas and flavors. Super plush mouth feel. Velvety texture. Long finish.
    Author: Hal
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    Author: cglass80
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Pretty full-bodied, lots of spice and fun with BBQ.
    Author: Stephen G41
  • Self | Rating: 91

    This is a pretty straight forward, uncomplicated wine with quite a bit of power and intensity. In a way, this wine reminded me of the Slovenia blueberry brandy that Charlene has brought back. The blueberry flavor is pretty prominent and just comes in waves. However, surprisingly this wine does not seem empty, which is unlike many of the fruit forward wines that come from Australia. Very clean and a little different type of flavor profile than the Shiraz / Syrah that I am used to, more elegance to it, and in a way reminded me more like a Grenache (the Torbreck Barossa Valley Les Amis 2005 comes to mind, but this wine is not as intense and powerful, but then is A¬ the price). Jay Miller of Wine Advocate says 96 points, Harvey Steiman of Wine Spectator says 92 points and Josh Raynolds of the International Wine Cellar says 87 points. The grapes for this wine come from three incredible vineyards: Scott and Cheryl Longbottom's in Padthaway, Darren and Belinda Joppich's in Langhorne Creek, and the incredible Gateway vineyard in McLaren Vale. This wine needs some food.
    Author: Bonbu Lee
Scientific methodology prevails at quirky Australian winery Mollydooker, a 1995 creation of husband and wife Sparky and Sarah Marquis. Famed for their consistently high-scoring "Velvet Glove" Shiraz, the Marquis team strives to produce the "velvet glove" palate sensation, a blanket of flavor that covers the palate before the structure is revealed, in all their blends. This process of creating intense color and flavor profiles starts in the vineyard, where growers for Mollydooker employ the trademarked Marquis Vineyard Watering System. The vineyard management philosophy stresses canopy balance and strong, healthy vines in order to produce grapes of maximum Marquis Fruit Weight. This grading system involves numerous tastings during the winemaking process to determine the wine's final bottling destination, based on a percent scale. Only wine graded 60% or higher on the Fruit Weight scale is accepted for Mollydooker labels. The highest graded fruit goes into the Velvet Glove designation, making it a truly profound bottling. Other bottlings produced include The Love Series: Carnival of Love and Enchanted Path, which are blends of Shiraz and Cabernet; The Party Series, also made from Shiraz and Cabernet; and the Lefty Series, made from Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot, and Verdelho.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 818 bottles owned
  • 214 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 214 collectors)