Mollydooker Gigglepot Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon from South Australia, Australia

$49.99
Item No. 129222
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • RP90
Style: Big & Bold

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.

Alcohol By Volume: 16.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The fruit for the Gigglepot comes almost entirely from the Prime Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard in McLaren Vale. Warwick and Jenny Prime have been with us for 9 years, and always grow according to the Marquis Vineyard Watering Programme. They picked on 21st March. They only produce a small amount of intensely flavoured fruit, so we never have much of this wine. This year we blended in a tiny amount (3% of the blend) of Joppich Cabernet, to add the aromatic lift that Langhorne Creek Cabernet is famous for.

The Gigglepot is Sarah and Sparky's daughter Holly, who couldn't stop laughing about how she looked with these crazy black glasses on.

Critical Acclaim

"Made with 100% McLaren Vale fruit and aged 80% in American oak with the balance 20% French, the deep garnet-purple 2012 Gigglepot Cabernet Sauvignon presents a nose of creme de cassis, chocolate-mint and a lovely spicy undercurrent accented by cinnamon stick. Full-bodied and voluptuous with tons of cassis flavor, it is very spicy and minty in the mouth and is framed by a low level of soft tannins through the long, warm finish. Drink it now to 2020+. Rating: 90+"
90 Points

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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 Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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