Number 104 August 16, 2010
Special Email It’s Mollydooker time again. Last year we did Mollydooker on a pre-order basis because the supplies were so limited. Back to business as usual this year. Robert Parker hasn’t reviewed any of these wines. We’ve added a history back to 2005 on each just so you can get a feel for them. There are no reviews for 2008 because none of these were made. Remember, the fires and floods affected the grapes to a point that Mollydooker was concerned about the quality, so they didn’t make any 2008. Also notice that Parker typically scores them 2 to 4 points higher than the Spectator. All wines from McLaren Vale area of southern Australia. Mollydooker Cabernet Sauvignon Gigglepot 2009 $50.00 12 Bottles available Wine Spectator 90 Reasonable guess on Parker score 92-95 Firm and fleshy, offering a juicy mouthful of ripe currant and cherry fruit. Gains welcome complexity, with hints of eucalyptus and bay leaf as the finish extends nicely. Neither the fruit nor savory notes prevail, creating a good tension. Drink now through 2013. 1,913 cases made. September 2010 2007 – WS92 RP94 2006 – WS91 RP95 2005 – not reviewed
Mollydooker Shiraz-Cabernet Enchanted Path 2009 $95.00 6 Bottles available Wine Spectator 91 Reasonable guess on Parker score 93-96 Broad and generous, with a sandy, spicy edge to the red cherry, blackberry and tar flavors, persisting with real elegance on the long, focused finish. Drink now through 2013. 2,008 cases made. September 2010 2007 – WS91 RP95+ 2006 – WS93 RP94 2005 – WS90 RP96
ALSO IN STOCK Mollydooker Shiraz-Cabernet Enchanted Path 2006 6 Bottles available
Mollydooker Shiraz Carnival of Love 2009 $95.00 12 Bottles available Wine Spectator 94 Reasonable guess on Parker score 95-97 Dense and chewy, but after an initial hit this backs off to let the gorgeous smoke-tinged black cherry, mulberry, dried tomato and tomato leaf flavors emerge at an almost leisurely pace. There's a sense of refinement underneath the raw power, and the finish holds on expressively. Drink now through 2018. 3,786 cases made. September 2010 2007 - WS95 RP96 2006 – WS95 RP97 2005 – WS94 RP99
Mollydooker Shiraz Velvet Glove 2009 3 Bottles available Not Reviewed
2007 – WS96 RP98 2006 – WS97 RP99 2005 – Not reviewed On all of these, this is all that there is, there will be no more. As always, we’ll hold wine if you’ll email us.
In the next couple of weeks, we’ll also be getting in The Scooter Merlot, Two Left Feet Shiraz/Cabernet/Merlot, The Boxer Shiraz and The Maitre D’ Cabernet.