Mollydooker

Carnival of Love McLaren Vale Shiraz

9.246 ratings
9.27 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Ripe and oaky. Coffee grounds spices and ripe black fruits. Full bodied rich and opulent but the tannins are a bit astringent. This is a bruising wine and not for everyone but works in the middle of a cold winter with sausages.

Ripe and oaky. Coffee grounds spices and ripe black fruits. Full bodied rich and opulent but the tannins are a bit astringent. This is a bruising wine and not for everyone but works in the middle of a cold winter with sausages.

Jul 15th, 2022
Bob McDonald

Syrupy pruney,very ripe plum and vanilla oak. The Mollydooker style - plenty of everything. A rich palate with those aromas of prune plum and vanilla carrying through with a touch of aniseed. Full bodied for sure with massive fruit and tannic concentration - hedonistic. If you like hugely full bodied wines you will love this. I liked it but don’t drink this style often. A good drink in Winter.

Syrupy pruney,very ripe plum and vanilla oak. The Mollydooker style - plenty of everything. A rich palate with those aromas of prune plum and vanilla carrying through with a touch of aniseed. Full bodied for sure with massive fruit and tannic concentration - hedonistic. If you like hugely full bodied wines you will love this. I liked it but don’t drink this style often. A good drink in Winter.

May 12th, 2021
Shawn R

Interesting what a little time does to this wine. Hedonistic is an understatement.

Interesting what a little time does to this wine. Hedonistic is an understatement.

Oct 14th, 2019
Tom Wood

This had been opened for 8 hours. Layer upon layer of intense dark fruit and milk chocolate coat the palate and they don't wanna leave.

This had been opened for 8 hours. Layer upon layer of intense dark fruit and milk chocolate coat the palate and they don't wanna leave.

2 people found it helpfulJun 9th, 2015
Shawn R

Throwing a lot of sediment. Tar and molten chocolate on the nose. Brimming with dense black and blue fruits. Supple with a creamy side.

Throwing a lot of sediment. Tar and molten chocolate on the nose. Brimming with dense black and blue fruits. Supple with a creamy side.

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2017
Marshall Parrish

As always this is one of our favorites no matter the vintage. Carnival of Love for the 14th anniversary.

As always this is one of our favorites no matter the vintage. Carnival of Love for the 14th anniversary.

Jul 31st, 2016
Scott Rowe

A big Ol' MV Shiraz, choccy for days! At 16.5% on the label, maybe pushing 17% in reality.
@Scott Taddeo #industrywineswaps
I get locked in my cool climate ways, it's good to stretch the legs.

A big Ol' MV Shiraz, choccy for days! At 16.5% on the label, maybe pushing 17% in reality.
@Scott Taddeo #industrywineswaps
I get locked in my cool climate ways, it's good to stretch the legs.

Aug 21st, 2015
Bob McDonald

Tasted and bought the 2013 vintage at the winery yesterday. The 2012 was voted #2 in Wine Spectators Top 100 for 2014. It is difficult to imagine cramming more fruit flavour into a wine than this one. Their $150 Velvet Glove is one of the few that would achieve this. Not for the faint hearted but a highly pleasurable experience nonetheless. 18.

Tasted and bought the 2013 vintage at the winery yesterday. The 2012 was voted #2 in Wine Spectators Top 100 for 2014. It is difficult to imagine cramming more fruit flavour into a wine than this one. Their $150 Velvet Glove is one of the few that would achieve this. Not for the faint hearted but a highly pleasurable experience nonetheless. 18.

Dec 31st, 2014
Alvaro Bustillos

5/17

Jun 1st, 2020
Alvaro Bustillos

Garufa

Apr 20th, 2020