2006 Mollydooker The Velvet Glove Shiraz - 99 pts - 750 ml

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2006 Mollydooker The Velvet Glove Shiraz - 99 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 99 RP
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 99 RP - 2006 Mollydooker The Velvet Glove Shiraz - 99 Pts! The 2006 Shiraz "The Velvet Glove" has an awesome nose bordering on ethereal. Aromas of smoke violets grilled meat game saddle leather blueberry and chocolate leap from the glass. This full-bodied wine is packed and dense layered with ripe black fruits has superb delineation great focus and a super-long finish. It is still tightly wound and will benefit from a decade in the cellar. This hedonistic behemoth will drink well through 2040. 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 72000 down from the 120000 cases produced under the Marquis Philips label. They have also set up their own importing company in the United States. 

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Winery Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2006
Rating 99 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Location McLaren Vale
Producer Mollydooker
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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