Mollydooker Shiraz Mclaren Vale Padthaway the Boxer 2006
from ABC - $20Heavy alcohol, but not in an unpleasant way. I see what all of the fuss is about... both good and bad. I really liked it (would like to try '05). Think it's more of a straight up wine(tho w/ cheese was good). A smack in the face. Milk chocolate nose. Plums, rich dark fruits, very smooth tannins. A bomb alcohol finish.Add winemaker's notes
RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
from ABC - $20Heavy alcohol, but not in an unpleasant way. I see what all of the fuss is about... both good and bad. I really liked it (would like to try '05). Think it's more of a straight up wine(tho w/ cheese was good). A smack in the face. Milk chocolate nose. Plums, rich dark fruits, very smooth tannins. A bomb alcohol finish.
oak and a bit of tobacco scent, smooth and tangy, has a smoky finish, needs some time in the bottle
Good, but not great. Hot, fruity, and BIG.
This is a great everyday drinker. The flavors are intense, just like a great shiraz should be. Its rich with mocha, red fruit and chocolate. A deal at $20!
Oh my - This is a big boy Shiraz. Fruit bomb and OTT alcohol. But I LIKE IT :-)
On my third tasting of this extremely powerul offering, I lowered my rating a bit. It didn't seem to handle the high alcohol content as well as I had recalled. While still impressively dense and muscular, it seemed a bit hot.
Better than the companion, "Two Left Feet", this is one of the best $20 Shiraz bottles I've tried. Incredibly fruity, though a little tight right out of the bottle. Let this one open up for perhaps an hour and enjoy! Dark, inky, deep flavor, great finish.
Food Pairings for Mollydooker Shiraz Mclaren Vale Padthaway the Boxer
Spicy Salmon & Avocado Tower
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake
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