Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    Victoria    Australia   
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Taltarni Heathcote Shiraz 2005
Taltarni Heathcote Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 92227)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep purple with distinct deep violet edges. Richer in fruit flavors, this wine displays a beautiful assortment of chocolate and vanilla aromas supported by big sweet berry red berries and fresh ripe plums, reminiscent of grandma's tasty home made jam. Exceptional structure, a well-balanced wine with soft chalky tannins and immersed with luscious dark cherry ripe flavours. Full bodied with a lasting enticing palate.

Serving and cellaring suggestions: Released in limited quantities, Taltarni Heathcote Shiraz is a rich flavored wine to enjoy young and fresh. A splendid match with roast meats and an ideal partner for a cheese platter.

Cellaring: 10 years +

My Notes:

About Taltarni:

Established in 1969, Taltarni was one of the founding wineries in the iron-rich Pyrenees wine region in Victoria. John Goelet, a direct descendant of the Guestier wine merchant family of Bordeaux, discovered the Taltarni Vineyard through a worldwide search for a site comparable to the great vineyards of Bordeaux. From the outset, Taltarni has a strong French influence with the initial plantings of Bordeaux varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Soon after, Taltarni extended its plantings with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay. The Goelet family also sources Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Taltarni has built its reputation on elegant sparkling wines that are crafted using methode traditionale techniques, as wells as producing exceptional red and white wines. The distinctive labels, featuring a 17th century cartouche, represent the attention to detail and the French elegance and finesses that are hallmarks of all Taltarni wines.


Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    South Australia    Australia   
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Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2007
Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2007
(search item no. 96249)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A truly remarkable Shiraz. This powerful yet extremely smooth and aromatic wine fills your mouth with lovely ripe, sweet fruit. It will amaze you with its unctuous texture and silky tannins. The Blue Eyed Boy on the label is Sarah and Sparky's son, Luke.

Drink now through 2017.

Savory full-flavored meats such as roasted lamb, beef short ribs or even spice-rubbed or barbequed chicken. Our Shiraz's match very well with aged, hard cheeses from cow or goat's milk such as sharp cheddar, parma or manchego. Especially delicious with dried cherries, salted marcona almonds and dark chocolate.

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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.


Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    South Australia    Australia   
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Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2007
Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2007
(search item no. 96249)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A truly remarkable Shiraz. This powerful yet extremely smooth and aromatic wine fills your mouth with lovely ripe, sweet fruit. It will amaze you with its unctuous texture and silky tannins. The Blue Eyed Boy on the label is Sarah and Sparky's son, Luke.

Drink now through 2017.

Savory full-flavored meats such as roasted lamb, beef short ribs or even spice-rubbed or barbequed chicken. Our Shiraz's match very well with aged, hard cheeses from cow or goat's milk such as sharp cheddar, parma or manchego. Especially delicious with dried cherries, salted marcona almonds and dark chocolate.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Mollydooker:

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.


Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    McLaren Vale    Australia   
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d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2005
d'Arenberg The Dead Arm Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 92246)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2008 Decanter rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2001 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2000 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1999 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1998 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dead Arm is a vine disease caused by the fungus Eutypa Lata that randomly affects vineyards all over the world. Often vines affected are severely pruned or replanted. d'Arenberg believes that this is a natural part of vineyard life. One half, or arm of the vine slowly becomes reduced to dead wood. That side may be lifeless and brittle, but the grapes on the other side display amazing intensity.

Vintage 2005 could be summarized as a vintage that ripened without interruptions. The resulting wines are tight with amazing red fruit fragrance and lovely acidity. Crops yields were above average although slightly under the 2004 vintage.

Only the best barrels of Shiraz are selected to be bottled as The Dead Arm. The 2005 Dead Arm displays intense cedar, fig, blackberry, blueberry, and pepper aromas. Perfectly structured with a long and rich framework, it will yield this wine great aging power. After time in the bottle, the Dead Arm gains a biscuity, cinnamon, caramel and eucalyptus based bouquet on top of rich blackberry pie smells. Tobacco, mushroom, malt, spice and earth flavors play a complementary part on the long, fleshy finish.

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About d'Arenberg:

One of the undisputed kings of Australian Shiraz and Rhone varietals, d'Arenberg has managed to turn individuality into an art form by doing a whole lot of little things differently. The original vineyards were established by Joseph Osborn in 1912 in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia. A century on, the estate has grown to 345 acres, and the mantle now rests with fourth-generation winemaker, Chester Osborn. By maintaining a focus on traditional winemaking and nurturing their old-vine material, the Osborn clan has successfully established themselves as one of the country's leading producers of concentrated wines that are full of character.


White Wines    Chardonnay    Margaret River    Australia   
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Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2006
Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2006
(search item no. 95952)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $17.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Decanter rating: 92 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Aromatic fruit with a hint of oak on the bouquet; abundant nectarine, melon and grapefruit flavour, with a seamless infusion of gentle oak; skilful use of partial barrel ferment and mlf. 13ยบ alc. Drink 2015" James Haliday
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About Vasse Felix:

Planted in 1967, Vasse Felix was the first vineyard to be established in the Margaret River wine region of Western Australia.

Family owned and operated by the Holmes a Court family, Vasse Felix is internationally recognized as a leading Margaret River winery, restaurant and cellar door and is found in the heart of Margaret River's famous sub-region, Willyabrup.

Long growing seasons, ancient soils and cooling sea breezes from the Southern and Indian Oceans provide the Vasse Felix vineyards with ideal viticultural conditions to craft consistent, elegant and complex wines with pronounced varietal character and aroma.



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Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2007
Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2007
(search item no. 96253)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Complexed by combining the regional flavours of grapes from McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Padthaway, this wine has incredible power and purity.

As you know, Mollydooker means Aussie for left-hander, so the label depicts a boxer with two left gloves; sure to knock you out! The 2006 was an enormous hit, after receiving 94 points by Jay Miller at The Wine Advocate and chosen as the 3rd Best Value Red Wine from Australia by Harvey Steiman at The Wine Spectator with 90 points! Incredible Shiraz at an unbeatable price.

90 Points

"Supple and generous. A lithe mouthful of spicey blackberry and tar flavors, lingering effortlessly with a thin veil of fine tannins. Drink now through 2013. -Harvey Steiman
Wine Spectator

My Notes:

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.


Red Wines    Other Red Blends    South Australia    Australia   
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Mollydooker Two Left Feet 2007
Mollydooker Two Left Feet 2007
(search item no. 96250)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.

A powerful blend of all our favourite red varieties, it has incredible depth and complexity. Everyone seems to love having Two Left Feet. Named for Sarah and Sparky's dancing ability!

This wine is lovely to drink now, especially after a Mollydooker Shake. It will cellar, but why would you? We suggest drinking and enjoying it now, as we will make you another one next year!

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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.


Red Wines    Merlot    South Australia    Australia   
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Mollydooker The Scooter Merlot 2007
Mollydooker The Scooter Merlot 2007
(search item no. 96251)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Named after Sparky's scooter racing years, 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.

Great served on its own or alongside poultry or grilled meats.

Drink now through 2017.

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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.


Red Wines    Syrah/Shiraz    Victoria    Australia   
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Taltarni Heathcote Shiraz 2005
Taltarni Heathcote Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 92227)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep purple with distinct deep violet edges. Richer in fruit flavors, this wine displays a beautiful assortment of chocolate and vanilla aromas supported by big sweet berry red berries and fresh ripe plums, reminiscent of grandma's tasty home made jam. Exceptional structure, a well-balanced wine with soft chalky tannins and immersed with luscious dark cherry ripe flavours. Full bodied with a lasting enticing palate.

Serving and cellaring suggestions: Released in limited quantities, Taltarni Heathcote Shiraz is a rich flavored wine to enjoy young and fresh. A splendid match with roast meats and an ideal partner for a cheese platter.

Cellaring: 10 years +

My Notes:

About Taltarni:

Established in 1969, Taltarni was one of the founding wineries in the iron-rich Pyrenees wine region in Victoria. John Goelet, a direct descendant of the Guestier wine merchant family of Bordeaux, discovered the Taltarni Vineyard through a worldwide search for a site comparable to the great vineyards of Bordeaux. From the outset, Taltarni has a strong French influence with the initial plantings of Bordeaux varieties including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Soon after, Taltarni extended its plantings with Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay. The Goelet family also sources Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Taltarni has built its reputation on elegant sparkling wines that are crafted using methode traditionale techniques, as wells as producing exceptional red and white wines. The distinctive labels, featuring a 17th century cartouche, represent the attention to detail and the French elegance and finesses that are hallmarks of all Taltarni wines.


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Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2007
Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2007
(search item no. 96249)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/24/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A truly remarkable Shiraz. This powerful yet extremely smooth and aromatic wine fills your mouth with lovely ripe, sweet fruit. It will amaze you with its unctuous texture and silky tannins. The Blue Eyed Boy on the label is Sarah and Sparky's son, Luke.

Drink now through 2017.

Savory full-flavored meats such as roasted lamb, beef short ribs or even spice-rubbed or barbequed chicken. Our Shiraz's match very well with aged, hard cheeses from cow or goat's milk such as sharp cheddar, parma or manchego. Especially delicious with dried cherries, salted marcona almonds and dark chocolate.

My Notes:

Additional wines from Mollydooker:

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.