Mollydooker

The Boxer Shiraz

9.017 ratings
9.04 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
Severn Goodwin

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has charred cigar box, sauteed cherries, dried blueberries, freshly whipped cream, sliced black cherry, old-dark chocolate shavings, oak bark and mashed blackberries.
Palate has earthy blackberry juice, chocolate covered cherry, wet cedar shavings, grilled raspberries, muddy-mashed cherry with a medium+ finish.
Our second to last bottle from an experimental case project, bought on release ($15) and I'm just floored on the presence of this wine in our glasses today, expressive on all fronts, quite satisfing after many years of patience.

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again. Notes are somewhat brief, as my focus is relaxing and watching the Common Loons swimming and diving in the cove in front of our camp.

Nose has charred cigar box, sauteed cherries, dried blueberries, freshly whipped cream, sliced black cherry, old-dark chocolate shavings, oak bark and mashed blackberries.
Palate has earthy blackberry juice, chocolate covered cherry, wet cedar shavings, grilled raspberries, muddy-mashed cherry with a medium+ finish.
Our second to last bottle from an experimental case project, bought on release ($15) and I'm just floored on the presence of this wine in our glasses today, expressive on all fronts, quite satisfing after many years of patience.

Sep 27th, 2020
Pierre Costa

Rich slightly off dry Shiraz. Concentrated flavors but high alcohol

Rich slightly off dry Shiraz. Concentrated flavors but high alcohol

Sep 22nd, 2018
Conrad Kenley

The Duckster is going strong

The Duckster is going strong

3 people found it helpfulJul 26th, 2014
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.

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2017
Kirk F
9.0

Always an easy choice in a pinch

Always an easy choice in a pinch

Jun 25th, 2018
Hiro Yamanaka

A bit Sweet for me but an enjoyable wine.

A bit Sweet for me but an enjoyable wine.

Dec 30th, 2017
Daniel March

Drinking a Boxer is like reconnecting with that old friend that you got into street fights with as a kid. On first glance, nothing has changed. Still fighting and swinging with black cherry and dark chocolate mixed with leather and spice, powerful punches that leave a sting. But time has mellowed you out. You are still all street at heart, rough and edgy, but now your bark is bigger than your bite.

Drinking a Boxer is like reconnecting with that old friend that you got into street fights with as a kid. On first glance, nothing has changed. Still fighting and swinging with black cherry and dark chocolate mixed with leather and spice, powerful punches that leave a sting. But time has mellowed you out. You are still all street at heart, rough and edgy, but now your bark is bigger than your bite.

Mar 16th, 2016
MaJ CappS

This wine is def to be drunk to mana's gonna knock you out, by mr. Cool j. Big and meaty even left in the cellar for this long. Stumbling a bit after drinking this one.

This wine is def to be drunk to mana's gonna knock you out, by mr. Cool j. Big and meaty even left in the cellar for this long. Stumbling a bit after drinking this one.

Sep 24th, 2015
Robert Munroe

Pretty tasty. 😊

Pretty tasty. 😊

May 28th, 2015
Steve Haro

Big and bold and juicy. Still has time left. Wow.

Big and bold and juicy. Still has time left. Wow.

Nov 9th, 2014