For owners and winemakers, Sparky and Sarah, winemaking is about having fun, keeping it real and producing wines that people will flock to in droves. Of course it helps to have cool labels, but inside the bottle lies pure nirvana for fans of the new-world style of winemaking. It’s definitely NOT for everyone, however, it is what it is and these wines present themselves without any shame – I can dig it.
- Vineyard Sources: Belladarren and Birchmore vineyards in Langhorne Creek and the Mollydooker vineyards in McLaren Vale.
- Cooperage: Barrel fermented and matured in 71% new and 29% one year old American oak.
- Alc: 16 %
- Residual sugar: 3.6g/L
- pH: 3.6
- Marquis Fruit Weight (your guarantee of quality) 80%
- Price: $49
Nose: Carpet shampoo that’s been mixed with fresh road kill, blueberry, black plums, blackberries, black cherries and black raspberries – if it’s a black fruit, it’s in here. The nose on this wine speaks massively to how huge the wine is.
Taste: If ever there was a wine that screams out for heavily sauced barbeque foods – it’s this one. This is such a thick, massive wine that it presents itself sort of like a hot, blueberry jam-sauce with black pepper. Massive ‘weightiness” in this wine – it could be easily called: “Old-world wine lovers kryptonite”. This is going to be a very polarizing wine in that new-world fruit-bomb lovers will have found their nirvana while old-world folks will cringe. Stellar wine for BBQ – If Famous Daves doesn’t put this on their wine list to pair with their ribs asap, then their wine-buyer needs his/her head examined.
W.E.P. Rating: 90%
On the web: http://www.mollydookerwines.com