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Mollydooker Shiraz Blue Eyed Boy Australian Red Wine 750 mL

Mollydooker Shiraz Blue Eyed Boy Australian Red Wine 750 mL
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Vintage Report
2016 was Mollydooker’s biggest vintage to date, with a total 1437 tonne of grapes
crushed and into barrel. Budburst was a week later than usual, but veraison and
harvesting were generally right on cue, despite several heat spikes (107°F) early
in the season.
To handle the extra fruit we decided to increase our fermentation capacity in the
winery, this meant that a lot of work needed to be completed before the fruit
arrived. Much thought and a whole lot of manpower went into creating four new
temperature controlled 10 tonne fermenters. The tanks were installed just one
week before the fruit arrived, phew!
Our first pick was our McLaren Vale Verdelho in the third week of February. The
last time we made The Violinist Verdelho was in 2013, so it was exciting to see its
return in 2016. The arrival of all our red grapes were fortunately well spaced out,
which allowed the winemakers ample space to handle the fruit in the winery.
During March and April the weather remained mild which was perfect for grape
maturation, allowing the flavour and Fruit WeightTM to consistently increase week
by week. The ferments were well behaved and finished off beautifully in barrel,
allowing early oak integration and added complexity in the wines.
Winemaker Tasting Notes
The 2016 Blue Eyed Boy is dense in color with vibrant dark purple hues. A
complex, alluring and lifted nose of blueberry, dark cherry, caramel and hints of
vanilla bean leap from the glass. Powerful yet delicate, the wine voices luscious
layers of fresh berries, black pepper, coffee and a finishing note of chocolate
cream. Full bodied, well defined tannins provide the backbone, as the wine fills
the mouth and continues to evolve with every glass poured.

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