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Mollydooker Velvet Glove 2018 75cl 16.5% ABV

Original price £139.95 - Original price £139.95
Original price
£139.95
£139.95 - £139.95
Current price £139.95

Mollydooker Velvet Glove 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.

Mollydooker Velvet Glove is inky dark in colour, deep in flavour, and rich in texture. Sticky plum jam and spicy nutmeg aromas are alluringly prominent on the nose, whilst berries and mocha weave and envelop your entire palate. The finish is incredibly smooth and silky. An outstanding example of a perfectly balanced Shiraz from McLaren Vale.

For all their reds, 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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