Mollydooker

Velvet Glove McLaren Vale Shiraz

9.4171 ratings
9.223 pro ratings
McLaren Vale, Fleurieu, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Top Notes For
Harumph Wines

Owner Harumph Wines

9.3

G'day mate

G'day mate

1 person found it helpfulMay 30th, 2015
Puerto Rico Wine News

Una bomba de seda

Una bomba de seda

1 person found it helpfulMay 15th, 2014
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.6

Firstly we wanted to thank @Martin G Rivard for sharing this bottle with us. Stunning wine and such a treat. Really enjoyed these two beauties from Mollydooker Wines!


Tasted blind, theme was either Napa Cult Wines or High End Australian, not told directly to keep us on our toes.

Darkest of the lot so far, with a deep purplish red. Rich nose of caramel, black fruits, sweet spices and a touch of heat too. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Rich, extracted and powerful on the palate. Layers of perfumed purple flowers, a bit creamy, tons of sweet spices, and dark fruits. Well balanced acidity. Insanely long finish. Drink till 2033.

The third wine, and without a doubt an insanely young Australian Shiraz. Needed the extra day for the heat to dissipate. This was decanted for three hours on day one, could have used more time.

Firstly we wanted to thank @Martin G Rivard for sharing this bottle with us. Stunning wine and such a treat. Really enjoyed these two beauties from Mollydooker Wines!


Tasted blind, theme was either Napa Cult Wines or High End Australian, not told directly to keep us on our toes.

Darkest of the lot so far, with a deep purplish red. Rich nose of caramel, black fruits, sweet spices and a touch of heat too. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Rich, extracted and powerful on the palate. Layers of perfumed purple flowers, a bit creamy, tons of sweet spices, and dark fruits. Well balanced acidity. Insanely long finish. Drink till 2033.

The third wine, and without a doubt an insanely young Australian Shiraz. Needed the extra day for the heat to dissipate. This was decanted for three hours on day one, could have used more time.

Jun 12th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

Tasted blind, theme was either Napa Cult Wines or High End Australian, not told directly to keep us on our toes.

Deep ruby red with fine sediment. Not as strong on the nose as the prior wine. Layered still with dark floral notes, sweet spices, bramble berries and a touch of caramel in the finish. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and a tad heavy on the acidity in the back end. Medium bodied with an excellent and smooth attack. Notes of dark cocoa, dark red fruits, and a touch of earthiness. Opened up a bit with some stewed dark berries and a hint of caramel. Long finish. Drink till 2024.

Last wine, definitely still an Australian Shiraz, but older than the prior wine. Definitely less than ten years old, but seems close to it. Decanted for two hours, might have been better with one.

Tasted blind, theme was either Napa Cult Wines or High End Australian, not told directly to keep us on our toes.

Deep ruby red with fine sediment. Not as strong on the nose as the prior wine. Layered still with dark floral notes, sweet spices, bramble berries and a touch of caramel in the finish. Medium tannins (6.5/10) and a tad heavy on the acidity in the back end. Medium bodied with an excellent and smooth attack. Notes of dark cocoa, dark red fruits, and a touch of earthiness. Opened up a bit with some stewed dark berries and a hint of caramel. Long finish. Drink till 2024.

Last wine, definitely still an Australian Shiraz, but older than the prior wine. Definitely less than ten years old, but seems close to it. Decanted for two hours, might have been better with one.

Jun 12th, 2017
Kenneth Korsbæk

Very extracted and overripe fruit!!

Very extracted and overripe fruit!!

Oct 22nd, 2016
Jim Reed

Fine Wine Room Manager Harbor View Wines and Liquors

9.2

For how big this is, it's actually pretty graceful 2014 vintage

For how big this is, it's actually pretty graceful 2014 vintage

Oct 21st, 2016
Scott Taddeo

Lookin the goods now. Fruit has enveloped the oak beautifully and is now sitting subtlety in the background bringing youthful ripe raspberry, blackberry, toffee apple, brandy cream with some tonka bean all to the fore. Youthful but hitting its straps

Lookin the goods now. Fruit has enveloped the oak beautifully and is now sitting subtlety in the background bringing youthful ripe raspberry, blackberry, toffee apple, brandy cream with some tonka bean all to the fore. Youthful but hitting its straps

Jul 7th, 2016
Wes Hagen

I need some ice cream for this, perfect slap to the face after a slew of old, elegant French and Napa wines. A testament to sunshine and concentration , well made and crafty and the rare steak and chimichurri saved it from being blowsy like Pam from Archer.

I need some ice cream for this, perfect slap to the face after a slew of old, elegant French and Napa wines. A testament to sunshine and concentration , well made and crafty and the rare steak and chimichurri saved it from being blowsy like Pam from Archer.

May 14th, 2016
David Kline

2006 velvet glove. Boom! Luscious.

2006 velvet glove. Boom! Luscious.

Dec 29th, 2015
Chad Bowman

Sales LDF Sales

7.6

👎🏻👎🏻 "15.5" booze from a cold vintage. VA all day.

👎🏻👎🏻 "15.5" booze from a cold vintage. VA all day.

Dec 27th, 2015