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2009 Mollydooker Shiraz Blue Eyed Boy

AUSTRALIA / SOUTH AUSTRALIA / MCLAREN VALE
  • 92 WA
  • 91 WS
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 217410-2009-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Rich and ripe, with a burnt edge to the spice and dried tomato flavors that remain strong against the blueberry and plum fruit. The tannins are well-meshed.
    Drink Dates: 2010-2018
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 2009 Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz is a 20% Langhorne Creek and 80% McLaren Vale blend matured in 71% new and 29% 1 year American oak. Very deep garnet-purple colored, it is profoundly scented of blueberry and black cherry with touches of mint, mocha and the faintest whiff of damp loam. Very full-bodied, the bold, ultra-ripe fruit is well supported by medium-firm chewy tannins and medium-high acid, leading to a very long and pure if slightly warm finish. Drink this one 2012 to 2017+.
    Drink Dates: 2012-2017
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Danl
  • Anonymous | Rating: 91

    Drink Dates: 2012-2018
    Author: CCrea
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Drink Dates: 2013-2014
    Author: WineLoverATL
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

  • 111 bottles owned
  • 38 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 38 collectors)