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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Mollydooker Velvet Glove Shiraz 2011
Mollydooker Velvet Glove Shiraz 2011
(search item no. 120583)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $175.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 98 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2010 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:

This wine has a phenomenal 96% Fruit Weight and is simply AWESOME. It is immensely complex, from the aromatic fresh flowers and berry fruit to the spices, tobacco, plum, coffee, and several kinds of chocolate – just put it in your mouth and entertain yourself for hours with the array of flavours. The perfect balance of structure and Fruit Weight gives this wine an explosion of flavor, a rich, opulent, silky mouth feel and a length that seems to never end. It is a classic Velvet Glove.
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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.