Mollydooker Verdelho Mclaren Vale the Violinist 2008

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The Violinist is a gorgeous Verdelho, the only white wine Mollydooker makes, with lovely aromatics, ripe, round fruit...

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My first Verdelho ever. Very aromatic on the nose. Tropical and melon flavors with a full almost perfumy mouthfeel. Good acidity overall, keeps ... Read more

This wine has an awesome aroma full of tropical fruit and some light spice. The wine had a lot of tart grapefruit and lemon but it was WAY TOO HOT... Read more

I liked it! Grapefruit, but balanced by melon or pineapple. Full in the mouth. Read more

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Snooth User: Violetstardom
104035193
4.00 5
07/30/2009

My first Verdelho ever. Very aromatic on the nose. Tropical and melon flavors with a full almost perfumy mouthfeel. Good acidity overall, keeps my interest. Not necessarily worth the money, but I do like it.


Snooth User: John Andrews
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2.00 5
01/24/2009

This wine has an awesome aroma full of tropical fruit and some light spice. The wine had a lot of tart grapefruit and lemon but it was WAY TOO HOT. 15.5% alcohol on a white wine is too much for me.


Snooth User: kbjaco
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4.00 5
07/29/2009

I liked it! Grapefruit, but balanced by melon or pineapple. Full in the mouth.


Snooth User: Tyler Worth
497729839
4.00 5
07/18/2010

93 points. In the glass this wine is a deep greenish yellow gemstone color, with great clarity and a thick viscosity. The nose is very impressive and it’s full of green fruits, fresh leaves, and intense minerals. I get a mix of lime, cucumber, mint, and sea stone all at once with a little bit of gooseberry and Asian pear, as well as something that is vaguely custard-like. The palate opens with sweet gooseberry jelly, a very faint touch of jasmine, some limestone and a little white pepper. Then I pick up on some Goji berry, a little lime oil and some lemon curd. The finish is complex with floral tones, something that makes me think of the leaves on a raspberry plant, and a spritz of lemon on stone. Really well done with gripping acidity that catches your attention right away, holds it all the way through, and leaves your palate watering for more. This wine also has a very interesting transition from an initial delicate floral and sweet fruit entrance to a sea stone and mineral finish. Great intensity with perfect balance and an excellent combination of spritz and smoothness. This stuff totally impressed me, and I think that it really shows what this varietal is capable of, and for the price, the quality is through the roof. There are a million reasons to try this wine (the varietal, the producer, the place, this review ???); if you get the chance don’t pass it up. This is definately a wine Worth Buying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: New World Verdelho ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/05/11/post-14-new-world-verdelho/ )


Snooth User: Tyler Worth
497729839
4.00 5
07/18/2010

93 points. In the glass this wine is a deep greenish yellow gemstone color, with great clarity and a thick viscosity. The nose is very impressive and it’s full of green fruits, fresh leaves, and intense minerals. I get a mix of lime, cucumber, mint, and sea stone all at once with a little bit of gooseberry and Asian pear, as well as something that is vaguely custard-like. The palate opens with sweet gooseberry jelly, a very faint touch of jasmine, some limestone and a little white pepper. Then I pick up on some Goji berry, a little lime oil and some lemon curd. The finish is complex with floral tones, something that makes me think of the leaves on a raspberry plant, and a spritz of lemon on stone. Really well done with gripping acidity that catches your attention right away, holds it all the way through, and leaves your palate watering for more. This wine also has a very interesting transition from an initial delicate floral and sweet fruit entrance to a sea stone and mineral finish. Great intensity with perfect balance and an excellent combination of spritz and smoothness. This stuff totally impressed me, and I think that it really shows what this varietal is capable of, and for the price, the quality is through the roof. There are a million reasons to try this wine (the varietal, the producer, the place, this review ???); if you get the chance don’t pass it up. This is definately a wine Worth Buying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: New World Verdelho ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/05/11/post-14-new-world-verdelho/ )


External Reviews for Mollydooker Verdelho Mclaren Vale the Violinist

External Review
04/21/2010

It has lovely, ripe, round fruit flavours of stone fruit, pineapple and citrus that keep you coming back sip after sip.


External Review
06/17/2010

The Violinist is a gorgeous Verdelho, the only white wine Mollydooker makes, with lovely aromatics, ripe, round fruit and mouth watering pineapple and citrus flavours that keep you coming back for sip after sip. Named for the days when winemaker (and left hander), Sarah Marquis, was made to play the violin right-handed so she didnt poke her neighbour in the eye with her bow! The 2007 vintage received 90 points from Jay Miller, and the 2006 was awarded 92 points and rated #1 White Wine in the World in its price range by Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate! The Violinist is one of Mollydookers five Lefty Wines which are designed for your everyday drinking pleasure. Verdelho is one of Australias niche white wine varieties. Its flavoursome palate and full-bodied nature makes it a good alternative to the market-dominant Chardonnay. Although usually sold as a straight varietal, it also blends well with Chardonnay and Semillon. Verdelho is native to Portugal. Although grown on the mainland, it is most recognised for its vinification into fortified wine on the island of Madeira, producing a medium-dry style with high acidity, high alcohol and a citrus tang. This is how the world knew Verdelho, until Australia adopted the variety and produced a unique style of table wine.


External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThe only white wine we make, with lovely aromatics, ripe, round fruit and mouth watering pineapple and citrus flavors that keeps you coming back for sip after sip.Our 2007 vintage received 90 points and our 2006 vintage was awarded 92 points by Jay Miller at The Wine Advocate. The 2006 vintage was also rated #1 White Wine in the World Under $20 by Wine Spectator.Pairs with:Just about all seafood! This is one white wine with good enough balance and ripe enough fruit to go with just about any simply prepared chicken and fresh summer vegetables. We also love it with soft, ripe cheeses, salted marcona almonds and dried stone fruit.


External Review
01/17/2009

A Verdelho wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Mollydooker The Violinist 750ml


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Winemaker's Notes:

<strong>The Violinist</strong> is a gorgeous Verdelho, the only white wine Mollydooker makes, with lovely aromatics, ripe, round fruit and mouth watering pineapple and citrus flavours that keep you coming back for sip after sip.<br/><br/>Named for the days when winemaker (and left hander), Sarah Marquis, was made to play the violin right-handed so she didnt poke her neighbour in the eye with her bow!<br/><br/>The 2007 vintage received 90 points from Jay Miller, and the 2006 was awarded 92 points and rated #1 White Wine in the World in its price range by Robert Parker,<em>The Wine Advocate!</em><br/><br/>The Violinist is one of Mollydookers five Lefty Wines which are designed for your everyday drinking pleasure.<br/><br/>Verdelho is one of Australias niche white wine varieties. Its flavoursome palate and full-bodied nature makes it a good alternative to the market-dominant Chardonnay. Although usually sold as a straight varietal, it also blends well with Chardonnay and Semillon. <br/><br/>Verdelho is native to Portugal. Although grown on the mainland, it is most recognised for its vinification into fortified wine on the island of Madeira, producing a medium-dry style with high acidity, high alcohol and a citrus tang. This is how the world knew Verdelho, until Australia adopted the variety and produced a unique style of table wine.<br/><br/>

<strong>The Violinist</strong> is a gorgeous Verdelho, the only white wine Mollydooker makes, with lovely aromatics, ripe, round fruit and mouth watering pineapple and citrus flavours that keep you coming back for sip after sip.<br/><br/>Named for the days when winemaker (and left hander), Sarah Marquis, was made to play the violin right-handed so she didnt poke her neighbour in the eye with her bow!<br/><br/>The 2007 vintage received 90 points from Jay Miller, and the 2006 was awarded 92 points and rated #1 White Wine in the World in its price range by Robert Parker,<em>The Wine Advocate!</em><br/><br/>The Violinist is one of Mollydookers five Lefty Wines which are designed for your everyday drinking pleasure.<br/><br/>Verdelho is one of Australias niche white wine varieties. Its flavoursome palate and full-bodied nature makes it a good alternative to the market-dominant Chardonnay. Although usually sold as a straight varietal, it also blends well with Chardonnay and Semillon. <br/><br/>Verdelho is native to Portugal. Although grown on the mainland, it is most recognised for its vinification into fortified wine on the island of Madeira, producing a medium-dry style with high acidity, high alcohol and a citrus tang. This is how the world knew Verdelho, until Australia adopted the variety and produced a unique style of table wine.<br/><br/>

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