Sunday, November 4, 2007

Down Under with Molleydooker wines at Marche Bacchus

We have always enjoyed Australian wines. Molleydooker is no exception. When we heard that Bob from Vin Sauvage was going to be at Marche Bacchus and letting us enjoy some great wines from Mollydooker we had to stop by for some wine and lunch on the terrace. All of these wines have been rated as high as 97 points !! The first one we really enjoyed was The Mollydooker " Gigglepot" Cabernet Sauvignon 2006. It was awarded 95 points by Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate. This is a powerful Cabernet with hints of concentrated blackberry and plum on the nose and finished with medium tannins and oak.

The hits just kept coming when we tried Mollydooker " Blue Eyed Boy " 2006 Shiraz. This Shiraz was awarded 96 points by Robert Parker and deserved it . On the nose this Shiraz had very concentrated hints of licorice, plum, raisin and raspberry. On the palate this wine was big, bold and bursting with spice, blueberry and espresso flavours with burnt oak. The finish is long and lingering with a nice texture and big tannins.

Just when we thought the wines could not get any bigger we finished with Molleydooker's "Carninal of Love" 2006 Shiraz. This wine is also rated highly by Robert Parker at 97 points . It was made from some of Molleydookers best parcels of Shiraz. It is very dense and heavy in the glass. On the nose, powerful black currant, cinnamon and raspberry aromas hit you immediately. On the palate there is plum, raisins and finishes big with spice and long heavy tannins.

Irene from Vegaswineaux stopped by and covered the event as well.
This was a great opportunity to try some highly rated wines and enjoy lunch afterwards with a beautiful view. Thank you Vin Sauvage and Marche Bacchus for a great tasting.


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