Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Molly Dooker Two Left Feet 2007

Last weekend we made a goulash with lots of paprika and other spices so we decided on the 2007 Molly Dooker Two Left Feet. This is an Australian Shiraz mix with Cabernet and Merlot made by the famous couple Sarah and Sparky Marquis. Molly Dooker is just a start-up winery that Sarah and Sparky started in 2005. Although the winery is new, these famous winemakers have been making wines together since 1994 for such popular wineries as Henry's Drive and Marquis Philips. In 2000, they were selected as the Australian Winemaker of the Year. The Molly Dooker wines are hard to come by as stores sell them faster than they can stock the shelves. This full bodied wine is almost black in color and has an aroma of smokey oak along with black cherry and blueberries. You will have to decant for several hours to get these aromas. The flavors are spicy blue and black fruits. As with many of the Molly Dooker wines, the alcohol content is 16% and is a bit tannic. This is a hard wine to pair with foods unless it is a bold, spicy dish that can hold its own ground. I would cellar this for about 5 more years and then try it again. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate rated this 93 points and the Wine Spectator rated it 88 points. I am closer to the Wine Spectator score. It retails for about $25.

No comments:

Post a Comment