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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Mollydooker Velvet Glove Shiraz 2010
Mollydooker Velvet Glove Shiraz 2010
(search item no. 113208)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $169.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark black violet in color, this wine has an intensely spiced nose with fruit aromas of fresh raspberry, plum and blueberry with an edge of tar, mocha and blackberry jam extending the complexity. The palate shows amazing purity of fruit with delicate flavors, fine oak tannins and creamy oak. Simply unique it has the ability to coat your entire mouth with the softest of textures yet unleashes such an intense and amazing array of fruit, completely rich and voluptuous with undeniably elegant. A wine that truly deserves its name, coating your tongue like a Velvet Glove.

Pairs with meat, anything chocolate, cheese, or savor it on its own with good friends.

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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.