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2006 Mollydooker Sparkling Shiraz Goosebumps

  • 87 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 87 IWC
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SKU: 217411-2006-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 87

    ($50) Dark purple. Spicy blackberry and blueberry aromas are vaguely candied, with smoky licorice and violet adding complexity. A melange of sweet and bitter dark fruit flavors are brightened by cracked pepper. Turns sweeter on the finish, which leaves bitter chocolate and candied dark berry flavors in its path. (These were the best of a distinctly mixed lot of '06 releases from this producer. The 2006 The Scooter Merlot South Australia was fat and sweet but innocuous, with no obvious varietal character, while the 2006 The Maitre D' Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia was candied, sticky and liqueur-like. The 2006 Two Left Feet South Australia, a blend of shiraz, merlot and cabernet, reminded me of a berry-flavored brandy. The 2006 The Boxer Shiraz South Australia was fiery with alcohol, with a viscous texture and a rather abrupt finish. As for the set of 2005s, they were among the more bizarre wines I have ever tasted, with sickly-sweet, seemingly artificial flavors, colloidal textures and alcoholic burn. The Enchanted Path Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon McLaren Vale and Carnival of Love Shiraz McLaren Vale reminded me of a cross between IHOP syrup and cough medicine. By all accounts these wines, which are mostly earmarked for the United States, are a runaway success.)
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: September/October 2007
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 87

    As a postscript, Mollydooker produced a 2006 Sparkling Shiraz |Goosebumps|. Made by the transfer method (not methode champenoise), it is a good but over-priced sparkling wine. There are better examples for considerably less money.
    Author: Jay Miller
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Soft and spicy, with licorice- and pepper-scented cherry flavors. A real red wine aromatic profile, with a peppery edge and creamy foam to lift it up.
    Drink Dates: 2008
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Self | Rating: 86

    Author: alshoh01
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

  • 143 bottles owned
  • 68 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 86
    (Out of 68 collectors)