Category Archives: Australia

Mollydooker “Violinist” Verdelho, McLaren Vale Australia

Another brilliant gem from Mollydooker wines using their creativity and ingenuity. Verdelho grape you may have come across in Portugal as a varietal grape wine or in Madeiran wine. It is so exciting to see how wildly this grape expresses in New World terroir in Australia. This wine vibrantly sings with tropical fruit notes: pineapple, […]
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Mollydooker “Blue Eyed Boy” Shiraz, McLaren Vale Australia

Oh my sweet, sweet Blue Eyed Boy. Admittedly this wine’s name has always tugged at my heartstrings reminding me of my sweet son. Such is the love that the creators of Mollydooker have put into their wines, and they always leave me impressed. Let us be clear–this wine is the best wine you can get […]
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Casa Freschi Nebbiolo, South Australia

Wait, what? Nebbiolo from Australia? I thought this was a gimmick or a stunt, and my expectations were not high before trying it. I was thoroughly proved wrong. Not only is this an amazing wine in its own right, this is one of the purest, most beautiful expressions of Nebbiolo that I’ve had. Nebbiolo is […]
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“The Story” Shiraz, Victoria Australia

A wonderful expression from the famed Grampians wine region in Victoria, Australia. Excellent value as an introduction to Australian Shiraz. Jammy, full body, and rich. Beautiful plum, blackberry, and liquorice flavors. This wine also has a slight herbal note to it, and a peppery finish.

Mollydooker, Scooter Merlot

I’ve written about Mollydooker before, they make some awesome Shiraz down in Australia. Their Merlot follows in very fine footsteps. Dark garnet, full body with a nose of blackberry, blueberry, scorched earth, copper. On the palate blueberry jam, cooked blackberry, black pepper and vanilla. Very high heat–this wine basically punched me in the face to start, but […]
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Mollydooker Shiraz, The Boxer

Mollydooker makes wonderful Australian Shiraz wines. The Boxer is one that just makes me smile. It is velvety, jammy, blackberry cobbler and blueberry jam in a glass. Hint of vanilla on the finish. The price puts this in amazing value territory–skip buying a bottle of Wine Porn, and buy a case of this wine instead. […]
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Penfolds Grange

Penfolds Grange, Shiraz, South Australia: The flagship wine of Australia that has received so much global recognition that it is officially a Heritage Icon of South Australia. This wine is so silky and so muscular it’s like getting hit with an iron fist in a velvet glove. Dark, inky, ripe plum, cassis, and cocoa.