2007 Mollydooker - Shiraz Blue Eyed Boy 750ml

Australia - South Australia - McLaren Vale/ Red / Syrah   |     Watch

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 96
Author: Butler wan
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 10/09/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2035
Consistent with prior notes from April. Dark inky purple color. No light passing. Rich bombastic fruit flavors literally leap out of the glass to hit your nose! Sucker punch! Really, this has some wonderful fruit on tap. Rich and deep black and blue berry. Doing the Mollydooker shake really does help blow off some of the heat. Allowed to sit open for one hour before pouring. The difference from the Boxer level label, is the smooth and velvety approach on the palate. All the richness of the fruit, Syrup, and expresso bean is there, with less of the oak and tannic bit. What it does well, it does really well. However, this is close to desert in a glass, and really hard to pair with food. Went well with a slice of pecan pie, but not as much with lighter fare. This is a worthy bottle, but is not for the faint of heart

Rating: 95
Author: vegas
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 01/02/2011

Rating: 93
Author: rdalehite
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 12/09/2013
Had with group at House of Prime Rib. Wonderful shiraz, lots of big ink and rich berry flavor. Great value wine from MD but you must like these ink bombs to appreciate it.

Rating: 90
Author: Todd7
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 06/29/2010

Rating: 88
Author: Danl
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 12/29/2012

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Average rating: 91, based on 5 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

1167 bottles owned by 419 collectors.

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About This Producer

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.

Wine Varietal: Syrah

While the rest of the world is calling it "Syrah," Australia and South Africa stick to "Shiraz," their name for the same grape. Previously it was thought that the name Shiraz originated from a city in Persia where the Syrah grape was believed to have originated. Recently U.S. and French researchers demystified the name debate when they discovered that the Syrah grape was indigenous to France. Intense, robust and sometimes referred to as "manly," Syrah grows principally in the Northern Rhone. The spicy, peppery grape also grows abundantly in Australia, South Africa, and California, where it takes on a softer, thicker character than its French version. Typical descriptors for Syrah include blackberry, dark chocolate, mint, eucalyptus, smoked meat, black pepper, liquorice, and cloves.

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