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Date Printed: 4/18/2015
Mollydooker The Scooter Merlot 2006
Mollydooker The Scooter Merlot 2006
(search item no. 91397)
screw cap wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2015: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The very first day Sarah met Sparky, he was scootering around the University Campus. Sparky used to race scooters (yes, the kind you had as a kid) back in his home town and was known as "The Man with the Scooter", as it was very rare in those days.

Why make a Merlot? Well fashions come and go, but classic wine styles endure for ever. It's a wine Mollydooker's winemakers personally enjoy. Their Merlot grapes come from Gemtree's vineyard in McLaren Vale, an area which has lovely fruit intensity, and Scott & Cheryl Longbottom's vineyard in Padthaway which is renowned for highlighting the beauty and elegance of the variety.

The combination is a delightful, delicious, charming wine to relax with at the end of a busy day.

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About Mollydooker:

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 give the grapes the rich flavors that distinguish Mollydooker's wines. Mollydooker makes Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot and Verdelho. The Velvet Glove Shiraz, with 95%+ Marquis Fruit Weight is superbly complete and complex, with stunny beauty and power.