Mollydooker

Two Left Feet Shiraz Blend

9.0514 ratings
8.835 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

On the nose; dark nearly tarry currants, ripe blackberries, mix of blue fruits, black plum, plum, black raspberries, black olive, spice, lavender, dark chocolate, mocha, hints of vanilla, anise, pepper, rich dark soil and dry crushed rocks. The fruits on the first sip are very sweet but mellow as it opens up. The body is medium. It’s also very rich and well extracted! The tannins still have some teeth. The fruits are darker than nose. Ripe blackberries, blueberries, creamy black raspberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries, raspberries haunt the background, lots of dark chocolate, mocha, clove, nutmeg, vanilla and heat intensify spice that lifts off the palate as it sets, burnt tobacco, black olive, crushed rocks, cracked pepper, underbrush, chewy leather, lavender, good round acidity with a long, beautiful, well balanced, strong structured, lengthy, elegant finish. This 05 has another 5-7 years of life in it. A steal for $20 upon release. For me, it’s noticeable flaw...it’s still hot (not throat burning but none the less hot) and showing the 15.5% even after 10 years in the bottle. I would not wanted to have had this wine in its youth. 😖

On the nose; dark nearly tarry currants, ripe blackberries, mix of blue fruits, black plum, plum, black raspberries, black olive, spice, lavender, dark chocolate, mocha, hints of vanilla, anise, pepper, rich dark soil and dry crushed rocks. The fruits on the first sip are very sweet but mellow as it opens up. The body is medium. It’s also very rich and well extracted! The tannins still have some teeth. The fruits are darker than nose. Ripe blackberries, blueberries, creamy black raspberries, black plum, plum, dark cherries, raspberries haunt the background, lots of dark chocolate, mocha, clove, nutmeg, vanilla and heat intensify spice that lifts off the palate as it sets, burnt tobacco, black olive, crushed rocks, cracked pepper, underbrush, chewy leather, lavender, good round acidity with a long, beautiful, well balanced, strong structured, lengthy, elegant finish. This 05 has another 5-7 years of life in it. A steal for $20 upon release. For me, it’s noticeable flaw...it’s still hot (not throat burning but none the less hot) and showing the 15.5% even after 10 years in the bottle. I would not wanted to have had this wine in its youth. 😖

Dec 24th, 2017
Ainsley Clement

Blackberries, plum, spice, dark chocolate and black pepper round out this dark purple, medium acidity wine. Lovely weekend wine!

Blackberries, plum, spice, dark chocolate and black pepper round out this dark purple, medium acidity wine. Lovely weekend wine!

Aug 20th, 2017
Brent S

MD wines are always a little over-the-top, but this one has little redeeming decadence.

MD wines are always a little over-the-top, but this one has little redeeming decadence.

Aug 19th, 2017
Marshall Parrish

Fantastic buy. Even age worthy for a few years. I would consider it an everyday wine with weekend taste.

Fantastic buy. Even age worthy for a few years. I would consider it an everyday wine with weekend taste.

3 people found it helpfulDec 13th, 2014
Scott Cunningham

Owner/Importer Bottleneck Wines

7.9

Don't judge me.

Don't judge me.

3 people found it helpfulDec 21st, 2013
Chris Harvey

Jammy, spicy, leathery goodness.

Jammy, spicy, leathery goodness.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 11th, 2015
Austin Beeman

Med dark red color. Strawberry jelly nose. Burnt cherries and heat. Kinda disjointed. $30

Med dark red color. Strawberry jelly nose. Burnt cherries and heat. Kinda disjointed. $30

1 person found it helpfulAug 9th, 2014
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.8

We definitely visited there today but ran out of time to taste as we had to get to Yangarra Estate. So, when we saw this on the list at "The Barn Bristro", we figured why not as we could go back to taste there but not sure it fits into an already tight schedule of appointments. This is easy to drink now but is better in 2-3 years. However, it's not engineered to cellar more than 5-7 years. It's lean on complexity but has nice ripe blue fruits, blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, hint of understated pepper, warm spice, light baking spicing, used coffee grounds, dark chocolate, black licorice, big acidity and a polished finish. Good QPR. If you don't know the story behind the name, "Molly Dooker", it's an Australian term for a left handed boxer or someone who is left handed. Apparently, they couldn't come up with a winery name amongst the group and finally someone threw out MollyDooker. Bet that person was a lefty! 👊

We definitely visited there today but ran out of time to taste as we had to get to Yangarra Estate. So, when we saw this on the list at "The Barn Bristro", we figured why not as we could go back to taste there but not sure it fits into an already tight schedule of appointments. This is easy to drink now but is better in 2-3 years. However, it's not engineered to cellar more than 5-7 years. It's lean on complexity but has nice ripe blue fruits, blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, hint of understated pepper, warm spice, light baking spicing, used coffee grounds, dark chocolate, black licorice, big acidity and a polished finish. Good QPR. If you don't know the story behind the name, "Molly Dooker", it's an Australian term for a left handed boxer or someone who is left handed. Apparently, they couldn't come up with a winery name amongst the group and finally someone threw out MollyDooker. Bet that person was a lefty! 👊

Apr 6th, 2017
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.4

Very heavy staining and tears, dark inky purple heavy almost overwhelming aroma of mocha and burnt wood hints of blueberries and dark chocolate.. Same notes on the palate with a sweet oak note... Not May favorite from #mollydooker

Very heavy staining and tears, dark inky purple heavy almost overwhelming aroma of mocha and burnt wood hints of blueberries and dark chocolate.. Same notes on the palate with a sweet oak note... Not May favorite from #mollydooker

Dec 2nd, 2016
Boris Mathiszik

Beautiful blend. Smooth and not too fruit forward. Actually remarkable considering that it is a 2014.

Beautiful blend. Smooth and not too fruit forward. Actually remarkable considering that it is a 2014.

Nov 6th, 2015