2016 Mollydooker Carnival of Love Shiraz
I fell head over heels for Mollydooker wines about seven years ago. It was an accidental tasting on my previous wine blog, Midwest Wine Guy, that allowed me to taste a bottle from everything they produced, and I was like a kid in a candy store. Fast forward to the 2016 Carnival of Love and once again, I am completely enamored by the quality, value and overall loveliness of Mollydooker wines. Gorgeous dark purple colors with plum, vanilla, country gravel road and raspberries that you just picked and squished in your hands are the wonderful, wafting aromas that leap out of the glass. The balance on this wine is incredible and despite a 16% alcohol content, this wine does not come across as hot or with any type of medicinal feel. This is truly skilled wine making at its best. The mouthfeel is full, warm and inviting. Flavors of raspberry cream, vanilla custard, earthly herbs and grilling spices blend beautifully and leave you wanting more....and more! You cannot and will not go wrong with this Shiraz. And yes, I did the Mollydooker shake!
McLaren Vale, Australia
Suggested retail price: $75.00
Drink The Bottles score: 94/100