Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz is Vibrant, complex & jam packed with flavours. Chocolate, plum & liquorice just to name a few; all beautifully wrapped in bright berry fruit. Subtle oak elements & flawless tannins, intertwine with the fruit ever so gracefully. An absolute joy to drink.
Vintage began slightly earlier than usual on the 26th February and went on to be one of our most exciting and challenging vintages to date. An unseasonably dry spring produced an early budburst and still conditions gave the fruit a chance to set in beautifully. Heat spikes in January followed by 11 days over 35°C (95F) in the first 23 days of February, meant that careful monitoring of the vines health using the Marquis Vineyard Watering Programme™ was integral in producing high quality grapes.
Despite the seasonal challenges, we harvested a total of 1026.24 tonnes and processed 72 individual parcels of fruit. Due to our scrupulous Fruit Weight™ guidelines and our commitment to excellence, this years’ fruit did not achieve the desired Fruit Weights™ for Enchanted Path, Carnival of Love and Velvet Glove.
On the bright side, this meant that some incredible fruit was used to make our 2015 Lefty and Family wines. Combining quality fruit with some very clever and methodical winemaking, the results are simply outstanding.
This powerful wine is vibrant, complex and jam packed with a kaleidoscope of flavours. Chocolate, plum and liquorice just to name a few; all beautifully wrapped in bright berry fruit on the mid-palate. Subtle oak elements and flawless tannins, intertwine with the fruit ever so gracefully. This Shiraz finishes with a persistent length and is an absolute joy to drink.
The owners of Mollydooker Wines, Sarah & Sparky Marquis, are some of the most decorated winemakers in the world. They have received ve 99-point scores from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate; four of their wines have been chosen in the Wine Spectator’s ‘Top 100’ and their Carnival of Love Shiraz has made the Wine Spectator ‘Top 10’ list 3x including the 2012 Carnival of Love Shiraz which was awarded the No.2 Wine in the World.
Sarah and Sparky have been named ‘Australian Winemakers of the Year’, have been chosen by Robert Parker among the ‘Top Wine Personalities in the World’, and have been crowned ‘McLaren Vale’s Bushing King and Queen’ a record three times.