Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2020 75cl 16.5% ABV
Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia
'Mollydooker' is old Aussie slang for a left-hander. Indeed their whole approach is wonderfully unorthodox. In the vineyard, they employ a rigorous water program that stresses the vines out enough that they don't overproduce but enables them to conserve just enough energy to ripen the optimum number of bunches of grapes. During harvest, they then wait longer than usual till the grapes reach the 'sweet spot' between acidity and residual sugar. The result is high-alcohol, full-bodied wines that really pack a punch but also finish fresh and velvety smooth.
The Blue Eyed Boy, aka Luke, is the son of owner-winemaker Sarah. Stomping grapes as a kid and now heading up the Mollydooker Sales Team.
The colour and fragrance of plum provide an alluring first glance, with gentle notes of strawberry and mocha filling the aroma. Expressive, rich fruit adds elements of blueberries and molten chocolate, while subtle tannins create a silky mouthfeel. The balance of intense fruit with artfully applied American oak has ensured the 2018 Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz is exceptional in quality and finish.
For all their Red Wines, Mollydooker recommends the Mollydooker shake when the Wine is less than 2 years old. This is because the Wine is preserved with nitrogen during bottling, which can also suppress aroma and flavour until released from the wine. Pour a small amount into a glass to create some room in the bottle. Reseal with the screw cap. Invert the bottle and shake well for 5 seconds. Open again to allow the nitrogen bubbles to escape. Repeat 2 or 3 times. Then pour yourself a proper glass and enjoy!
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