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Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2016

Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2016
Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2016

South Australia, Australia

Community Score: 4.4/5
Community Reviews: 6
Price: $32.95
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Alcohol: 16%

Drink: 2017-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Mollydooker

Greg Hughes rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

If you take the modern trend towards the ultra-ripe to its apogee, you find wines of this heft and concentration. This wine is huge. It clocks in at 16% and has the texture of a fortified wine. It is ultra rich. As a suggestion, I would avoid serving it at room temperature because of the alcoholic vapours that crowd out the fruit. Chill it ten to twenty minutes to bring it down to "cellar temperature." you'll enjoy more what it has to offer.
Glass saturating purple and red, the aromatics are floral very new-world fruit driven. Eucalyptus, mint, lavender, violet, camphor, blueberry pie filling, and pipe tobacco. Persistent flavours on the palate follow a similar fruit forward style that is extremely rich and juicy, with blueberry and blackberry jam. Mint and a medicinal quality.
The only real criticism of this wine is the hotness of the alcohol, but it hardly seems fair to judge it harshly for what it is. It makes no pretense on being anything bilut a huge, fleshy Australian... That it is!
Put this with some coffee rubbed t-bones or game, if you hunt. Moose stew would be particularly nice.


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