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Mollydooker Shiraz Blend Mclaren Vale Two Left Feet 2009
Deep purple in color, wonderful spice and fruit at the nose. The blackberry and liquorice flavors standout. Good strong finish. I am thinking this will be a great wine in a few years.
Dark and brooding with an explosion of menthol, eucalyptus, black cherry and assorted red fruit on the nose. Very powerful and forceful on the palate, but well integrated with some earthy - almost mossy - notes on the exceedingly long and satisfying finish. Wonderful to drink now, this fruit-bomb is nevertheless quite a sophisticated blend with some structure for further aging. More interesting than the Boxer - its obvious (and equally excellent) sibling in the Marquis line-up.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Mollydooker Shiraz Blend Mclaren Vale Two Left Feet
Crisp in texture and a bit tannic, with ripe black fruits and smoky oak making for an intense combination of flavors, finishing rich and slightly herbal. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2010 through 2015.
The 2006 Shiraz (68%) - Merlot (17%) - Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) "Two Left Feet" is a glass-coating opaque purple color. The brooding nose reveals plummy dark fruits, blueberry, licorice, and a hint of chocolate. On the palate it is thick, layered, and voluptuous. The structure is well-concealed and the wine is seamless and very long. It will reward a few years of cellaring but delaying gratification will be difficult. It is a great value.
The 2007 Two Left Feet is a blend of 68% Shiraz, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Merlot aged in 50% new oak for 11 months. A glass-coating opaque purple, it offers up a complex aromatic array of violets, scorched earth, smoke, black cherry, and blueberry. On the palate it is full-bodied, layered, and concentrated, with loads of spicy, savory blue and black fruits, silky tannin, and a very long finish. It will continue to unfold for another 1-2 years and drink well through 2017.
Supple and generous, a full-on burst of dark berry, black cherry, licorice and tar aromas and flavors that power through a long and focused finish. Drink now through 2013.
Smooth, vibrant and distinctive for its tarry blackberry and charred meat flavors, riding high on a sleek frame. Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2008 through 2016.
The 2008 Two Left Feet is a blend of 68% Shiraz, 17% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon which also spent 11 months in 50% new French and American oak. A glass-staining opaque purple color, it emits an enticing aromatic array of sandalwood, Asian spices, incense, blueberry, and blackberry preserves. Dense, sweet, and layered on the palate, it is surprisingly light on its feet despite its size. Concentrated, lengthy, and full-flavored, this wine is all about pleasure. Enjoy it over the next 5-7 years.
The 2005 Two Left Feet is a 65% Shiraz, 19% Merlot, and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon blend assembled by Sarah Marquis. The fruit is sourced from McLaren Vale, Padthaway, and Langhorne Creek, and the wine is aged for 9-12 months in a combination of American and French oak (about 50% new and 50% one-year old). It boasts an inky/purple color, superb intensity, a big, sweet, full-bodied nose of creme de cassis, graphite, white chocolate, black olives, blackberry liqueur, and spice, and a spectacular, voluptuous, even unctuous texture. This is a big, powerful, classic southern Australian red made with no compromises. The good news is that there are 6,500 cases of this superb value. Drink it over the next 3-4 years, although I suspect it will last for a decade or longer.
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