Mollydooker

The Boxer Shiraz

9.11244 ratings
8.951 pro ratings
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
Boris Mathiszik

Bold and fruit forward. I think too young.

Bold and fruit forward. I think too young.

Mar 3rd, 2018
Severn Goodwin

This arrived with a random guest at the Beaujolais party tonight, didn't really fit, too oaky, but solid fruit.

This arrived with a random guest at the Beaujolais party tonight, didn't really fit, too oaky, but solid fruit.

Dec 9th, 2017
Severn Goodwin

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon, for Andris Nelsons conducting the BSO in a world-premiere John Williams string moment, then Tchaikovsky and Berlioz. On violin today is the amazing, and beautiful, Anne-Sophie Mutter.

Today's theme ending up being 'island' wines, it's just how the cards managed to fall. I'm headed in my mind, and now my glass, to the southern hemisphere, where technically Australia is an island, but it's a massive place.  Now for the Shiraz, this one usually takes some time to get going, so it was decanted a few hours ahead of time this morning.  This was an experimental case project, bought on release ($15), stored and finally opened the top last year (2016), just to see how it could age out.  Not bad in my opinion.  Red color with a little brown on the edge.  Aroma is ripe red berry, cherry and smokey notes.  Palate is still alive with raspberry and spicy (light) cherry, definitely calmed from it's youth. Still a little bit of the typical alcohol present, perhaps the last 4 bottles over a few years will relax further.

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon, for Andris Nelsons conducting the BSO in a world-premiere John Williams string moment, then Tchaikovsky and Berlioz. On violin today is the amazing, and beautiful, Anne-Sophie Mutter.

Today's theme ending up being 'island' wines, it's just how the cards managed to fall. I'm headed in my mind, and now my glass, to the southern hemisphere, where technically Australia is an island, but it's a massive place.  Now for the Shiraz, this one usually takes some time to get going, so it was decanted a few hours ahead of time this morning.  This was an experimental case project, bought on release ($15), stored and finally opened the top last year (2016), just to see how it could age out.  Not bad in my opinion.  Red color with a little brown on the edge.  Aroma is ripe red berry, cherry and smokey notes.  Palate is still alive with raspberry and spicy (light) cherry, definitely calmed from it's youth. Still a little bit of the typical alcohol present, perhaps the last 4 bottles over a few years will relax further.

Jul 16th, 2017
Ann Altman

Wine Manager Young's

It's very well balanced but will eff you up at 16%

It's very well balanced but will eff you up at 16%

8 people found it helpfulMay 29th, 2013
Rafael Landestoy

I love everything these guys make. This is their really nice inexpensive Shiraz. Had a spiciness to it, with some dark fruit.

I love everything these guys make. This is their really nice inexpensive Shiraz. Had a spiciness to it, with some dark fruit.

7 people found it helpfulNov 6th, 2014
Scott Fischer

Well balanced, bold, deep flavors.

Well balanced, bold, deep flavors.

4 people found it helpfulOct 27th, 2014
Scott Rowe

I thought of this bloke @Scott Taddeo
Thanks to your boss Sparky for this one. If you look past the hit of alcohol, shortly after opening cured meat once in the glass dark dried fruits with a pepper spice, chocolatey finish. Moreish.

I thought of this bloke @Scott Taddeo
Thanks to your boss Sparky for this one. If you look past the hit of alcohol, shortly after opening cured meat once in the glass dark dried fruits with a pepper spice, chocolatey finish. Moreish.

3 people found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2015
Conrad Kenley

The Duckster is going strong

The Duckster is going strong

3 people found it helpfulJul 26th, 2014
Don Jose

Sweet Mother of Mercy. This wine is incredible. Full bodied and luscious, with blueberries and plums dominating.

Sweet Mother of Mercy. This wine is incredible. Full bodied and luscious, with blueberries and plums dominating.

2 people found it helpfulMay 7th, 2016
Christanna Honer

Big hitter. Definitely a mouthful, but there's something hedonistically enjoyable about this. Possibly pairs well with chocolate ice cream.

Big hitter. Definitely a mouthful, but there's something hedonistically enjoyable about this. Possibly pairs well with chocolate ice cream.

2 people found it helpfulJan 19th, 2016