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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Mollydooker The Violinist Verdelho 2006
Mollydooker The Violinist Verdelho 2006
(search item no. 88146)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is undoubtedly the best Verdelho that Mollydooker has grown to date. If you are looking for a delightful, fruit driven wine, this McLaren Vale Verdelho will please your taste buds. The nose bursts with a wonderful array of luscious pineapple, melon and citrus fruit. The palate is supple and elegant with a smooth creamy texture and a rich generous mouth feel.

This wine can be enjoyed with all seafood, white meats, salads and cheeses. Optimum drinking: now - 3 years.

"The 2006 The Violinist (100% young vine Verdelho from McLaren Vale) is a gorgeously full-bodied Verdelho that was fermented and aged in both new and old French and American wood, then bottled early. No malolactic was used. It is a powerful white boasting notes of honeyed melons and other tropical fruits, beeswax, and crisp citrus. There is good underlying acidity, an explosively rich mid-palate, and a fresh, lively, elegant, creamy texture as well as finish. Speaking from experience, this stunning wine works spectacularly well with Maryland's soft shell crabs. Enjoy it during its first year of life. Sadly, there are only 1,300 cases." -Wine Advocate

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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.