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Mollydooker The Scooter Merlot 2014 Wine Review

Mollydooker The Scooter Merlot 2014

Mollydooker The Scooter Merlot 2014

Mclaren Vale, South Australia, Australia

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2015-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Mollydooker

Agent: Breakthru Beverage Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Warm, rich, enveloping and comforting. Yes the alcohol is high at 15% but it feels and tastes balanced for such a hefty wine. Rich black plum liqueur and blackberry jam. Perfect for the hearties of meat dishes.

Merlot food pairings: dark chocolate, grilled pork chops, pepper steak, duck breast roasted.

This Mollydooker The Scooter Merlot 2014 was reviewed on October 12, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

There's plenty to write home about in this Australian red wine. Ripened red and black fruit, sweet spices, coffee, and bakers chocolate with a lift of florals. Tannins are polishing; medium acidity; medium(+) body. This Merlot can certainly be enjoyed on it's own or pair with lighter meats; pasta with tomato sauce.
Tasted: October 2016
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

The Scooter 2014, from McLaren Vale, Australia. Ruby red, with stewed plum, black berry, herbs, and leather on the nose. Smooth and refined palate, with baking spices and plum on the fine finish. Very approachable, great on its own or when paired with porchette pork roast, grilled lamb lollipops, or Chili Colorado. Tasted October 2016. 89 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
At 14.5% alcohol Mollydooker Merlot from Southern Australia is a wine to be reckoned with. Pair with food - grilled burgers, kangaroo strip loin. - Community Wine Reviews

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