Saturday, September 17, 2011
2010 Mollydooker Velvet Glove Shiraz
September 17, 2011
The 2010 Velvet Glove Shiraz from Mollydooker is their flagship wine, providing the end user with the highest rating of Marquis Fruit Weight available. Sparky told me that the 2010 Velvet Glove has a 96% Fruit Weight, and this wine is truly a masterpiece. If you have never experienced Shiraz, don't start with this one! All others will pale in comparison. Work your way up to this bottle; you'll know you've hit mecca. I thought the 2009 was wonderful, but the 2010 is phenomenal. Black as night in the glass, this wine has a lot in the flavor profile. Spicy plum, blackberry syrup, ripe red raspberry, mocha, gently toasted oak, and touches of roasted meat and asphalt. The wine glides effortlessly in the mouth to the back of the palate, awakening your taste buds with incredible fruit flavors and gentle reminders of vanilla, mild pepper, sweet spices and oak. The tannins are incredibly fine and this wine is silky smooth with polished edges and the right amount of lively acidity for a finish that will leave you wanting more. If ever there was a perfect Shiraz this is it.
About Mollydooker Wines:
Did you hear about the 'Label our Lefty' Contest? The new Sparkling Shiraz will be called Miss Molly after a worldwide search/contest! We can't wait to meet her!
Appellation: South Australia
Cases Produced: 1386*
Retail Price: $185.00
*Approximately 1/3 of this number (462 cases) were damaged during a forklift accident while getting ready for export.