Mollydooker Gigglepot Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Cabernet Sauvignon from South Australia, Australia
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.
The Wine Advocate - "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+"
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. View all Mollydooker Wines
About South AustraliaView a map of South Australia wineries 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.
About AustraliaLike the United States, which is about the same size, Australia's winemaking regions are huddled into one or two pockets of the country. The state of South Australia, which produces about 60% of the country's wine, also has the most wineries and sub-regions, including McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Coonawarra and Barossa Valley. New South Wales is home to the Hunter Valley, while the smaller, southern state of Victoria is best known for theYarra Valley. Head way west to the very large state of Western Australia and you'll find the tiny region of Margaret River at the southern tip.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
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Smooth & Supple
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Earthy & Spicy
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Big & Bold
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