Mollydooker 2016 The Boxer, Shiraz, South Australia
Just in! A wonder from down under, Mollydooker wines were launched with the 2004 vintage and were an instant cult classic, producing broodingly rich, decadent offerings that are snapped up as quickly as they are put on the shelf. This 2016 hasn't been scored yet but the pedigree is undeniable. Grapes for this year's The Boxer come from prime vineyard blocks including the Mollydooker home vineyard in McLaren Vale with some additional fruit from Langhorn Creek and Currency Creek all in South Australia. The slightly cooler climate grapes from Langhorne and Currency Creek, add a floral lift and elegance. All of the grapes are sustainably grown. Parcels were vinified separately, barrel fermented and aged in 100% American oak, 42% new. This powerful wine is vibrant, complex and jam packed with a kaleidoscope of flavors. Chocolate, plum and licorice just to name a few; all beautifully wrapped in bright berry fruit on the mid-palate. Subtle oak elements and flawless tannins, intertwine with the fruit ever so gracefully. This Shiraz finishes with a persistent length and is an absolute joy to drink. Don't miss it, it's limited!