Mollydooker The Scooter Merlot 2009
Merlot from South Australia, Australia
The Scooter is a charming wine with delicate sweet berry fruit, fine integrated tannins and a beautiful long finish. The perfect wine to relax with. Named after Sparky's scooter-racing years, when he would race 30 kilometres on a big-tire scooter.
The grapes were grown on the Gemtree vineyard in McLaren Vale.
Pairs with chicken, veal, quail, mussels, quiche, frittata, duck, cheese.
The Wine Advocate - "Matured in 82% American oak and 18% French, 33% new, the 2009 The Scooter Merlot has a deep garnet-purple color and pronounced warm plum, clove and cinnamon aromas. The ultra full-bodied palate is a very rich, dense powerhouse with a medium level of ripe velvety tannins, crisp acid and a long spice-cake finish that’s slightly hot (17% declared alcohol). Drink it now to 2015."
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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