Mollydooker The Scooter Merlot 2009

Merlot from South Australia, Australia

Price: $23.99
Item No. 105892
  • RP90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

The Scooter is a charming wine with delicate sweet berry fruit, fine integrated tannins and a beautiful long finish. The perfect wine to relax with. Named after Sparky's scooter-racing years, when he would race 30 kilometres on a big-tire scooter.

The grapes were grown on the Gemtree vineyard in McLaren Vale.

Pairs with chicken, veal, quail, mussels, quiche, frittata, duck, cheese.

Critical Acclaim

"Matured in 82% American oak and 18% French, 33% new, the 2009 The Scooter Merlot has a deep garnet-purple color and pronounced warm plum, clove and cinnamon aromas. The ultra full-bodied palate is a very rich, dense powerhouse with a medium level of ripe velvety tannins, crisp acid and a long spice-cake finish that’s slightly hot (17% declared alcohol). Drink it now to 2015."
90 Points

Learn About Mollydooker Map ItMap It

Mollydooker (Aussie for left-hander) Wines was established in 2005 by Sarah and Sparky Marquis. Five of their wines have been chosen in the Wine Spectator's Top 100, and their Carnival of Love Shiraz has made the Top 100 twice. The winery is on the prime Seaview Ridge in McLaren Vale, South Australia, and the vines are grown according to the Marquis Vineyard Watering Programme to...

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Learn About South Australia

The majority of wines from Australia come from this state. Home to the red wine regions of McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley, South Australia produces some of the finest red wines of the country, and some say in the world. White wines gain their reputation from the distinctive Rieslings of Clare Valley.

Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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