Mollydooker

Carnival of Love McLaren Vale Shiraz

9.3115 ratings
9.318 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Top Notes For
Aaron Means

Delivers the goods if you can appreciate that overripe, highly extracted style of Shiraz. My wife loves this one. 16%abv and has to be chilled slightly to subdue the alcohol spike. But loads and LOADS of cassis, smoky fruit, fruit, and did I say,....more fruit. Not for the faint of heart.

Delivers the goods if you can appreciate that overripe, highly extracted style of Shiraz. My wife loves this one. 16%abv and has to be chilled slightly to subdue the alcohol spike. But loads and LOADS of cassis, smoky fruit, fruit, and did I say,....more fruit. Not for the faint of heart.

2 people found it helpfulOct 10th, 2014
Mark Geller

Great wine. Me like.

Great wine. Me like.

1 person found it helpfulJul 5th, 2014
David L

12' Mollydooker Carnival of Love. Approachable now after a 1 hour decanting. It will be so much better in a few years.

12' Mollydooker Carnival of Love. Approachable now after a 1 hour decanting. It will be so much better in a few years.

Jan 31st, 2016
Marshall Parrish

And date night out with one of our favorites! Always a pleasure with Molly

And date night out with one of our favorites! Always a pleasure with Molly

Jan 17th, 2016
jerod peitsmeyer

I really wanted to not like this wine but is amazing. surprisingly reserved. hides its 16% alch. really well. is, indeed, balanced and compelling.

I really wanted to not like this wine but is amazing. surprisingly reserved. hides its 16% alch. really well. is, indeed, balanced and compelling.

Apr 13th, 2015
Martin Redmond

Violet color with exuberant dark fruit, white pepper, roasted meat, and hints of olive tapenade and eucalyptus aromas. On the palate, it's full bodied and ripe with very good acidity, soft well integrated tannins, and luscious blackberry, black cherry, plum, bittersweet chocolate, and spice flavors. Long finish.

Violet color with exuberant dark fruit, white pepper, roasted meat, and hints of olive tapenade and eucalyptus aromas. On the palate, it's full bodied and ripe with very good acidity, soft well integrated tannins, and luscious blackberry, black cherry, plum, bittersweet chocolate, and spice flavors. Long finish.

Mar 3rd, 2015
Drew Dodson

2012

2012

Feb 28th, 2015
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

9.5

(***) a 3 act play; sweet spice and black-cherry stained leather laying softly on a perfumed shoulder; fruit persists and then a long, soft pull of a feathered boa made from lingonberry compote. Dazzling.

(***) a 3 act play; sweet spice and black-cherry stained leather laying softly on a perfumed shoulder; fruit persists and then a long, soft pull of a feathered boa made from lingonberry compote. Dazzling.

Jan 25th, 2015
Austin Beeman

Sweet jelly. Dark fruit vanilla grip and power. Dark beast. Very long flinty finish. $100

Sweet jelly. Dark fruit vanilla grip and power. Dark beast. Very long flinty finish. $100

Jan 3rd, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

Ambien in a bottle. Just kidding, but yeah this stuff packs a boozy punch. Eat before having this.

Ambien in a bottle. Just kidding, but yeah this stuff packs a boozy punch. Eat before having this.

Dec 27th, 2014