2006 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz - 750ml

2006 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz - 750ml

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2006 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz - 96 pts!

Mollydooker Wines is a family estate in the McLaren Vale district of South Australia particularly known for its full-bodied, silky red wines made from classic Australian grape varieties like Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. These frequently gain high ratings from Wine Spectator and Robert Parker and are among the most sought-after wines produced in Australia.

The label made its debut in 2006, though owner Sarah Marquis already had extensive experience working in the wine trade. Success came rapidly for Mollydooker; The Wine Advocate rated the first edition of The Boxer Shiraz the best value red wine in the world, with the estate's Two Left Feet Shiraz – Cabernet coming second. Mollydooker's Maitre D' Cabernet Sauvignon came in fourth, and just for good measure The Violinist white wine topped the best value white wine list. Unsurprisingly the wines sold out in days and this early success fueled the purchase of vineyards and a winery in 2008.

Mollydooker's three vineyards are planted to Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and total 116 acres. They are situated on the Seaview Ridge and enjoy a Mediterranean climate. The winery crushes around 1300 tons per year and aims for an annual output of 80,000 cases. The only white wines – one still and one sparkling – are made from Verdelho sourced from Gemtree.


Product Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2006
Rating RP96/WS92
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Location McLaren Vale
Producer Mollydooker
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Winery Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2006
Rating RP96/WS92
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Location McLaren Vale
Producer Mollydooker
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating RP96 - 2006 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz - 96 pts 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 it through 2025. Mollydooker (the Australian equivalent of “Southpaw”– both Sparky and Sarah Marquis are left-handed) is the label of the renowned winemaking team of Sparky and Sarah Marquis. This is their second vintage following the schism with The Grateful Palate and the end of their involvement in the hugely successful Marquis Philips project. Total case production is 72,000, down from the 120,000 cases produced under the Marquis Philips label. They have also set up their own importing company in the United States. RP

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