Mollydooker Carnival of Love McLaren Vale Shiraz 2012

$89.99

Wine SPectator #2 Wine of the Year!  Carnival of Love is always the most-sought after and hardest to get.95 Points Wine Spectator:  "Sinewy, lithe and expressive, packing red berry, black cherry and cardamom aromas and flavors into a tightly focused package. The finish expands and powers up, driving a long and meaty finish. Displays muscle and poise. Drink now through 2022." Mollydooker (the Australian equivalent of “Southpaw”– both Sparky and Sarah Marquis are left-handed) is the label of the renowned winemaking team of Sparky and Sarah Marquis.

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Ratings on Delectable

Bob McDonald Delectable Pro

A very dense Ruby in colour. Aromas of coconut oak - very oaky - a match I guess with the ultra ripe red and black fruits - pruney notes. Ultra concentrated McLaren Vale Shiraz writ large! Full bodied and rich - a winter wine par excellence. Medium minus acid. Right to drink this now or the next year or two. This wine was #2 in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2014. A great match with Beef Brisket on a cold night. 16% ABV.

A very dense Ruby in colour. Aromas of coconut oak - very oaky - a match I guess with the ultra ripe red and black fruits - pruney notes. Ultra concentrated McLaren Vale Shiraz writ large! Full bodied and rich - a winter wine par excellence. Medium minus acid. Right to drink this now or the next year or two. This wine was #2 in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 of 2014. A great match with Beef Brisket on a cold night. 16% ABV.

9.3

Aaron Means Delectable Pro

Delivers the goods if you can appreciate that overripe, highly extracted style of Shiraz. My wife loves this one. 16%abv and has to be chilled slightly to subdue the alcohol spike. But loads and LOADS of cassis, smoky fruit, fruit, and did I say,....more fruit. Not for the faint of heart.

Delivers the goods if you can appreciate that overripe, highly extracted style of Shiraz. My wife loves this one. 16%abv and has to be chilled slightly to subdue the alcohol spike. But loads and LOADS of cassis, smoky fruit, fruit, and did I say,....more fruit. Not for the faint of heart.

9.3

Mark Geller

Great wine. Me like.

Great wine. Me like.

9.7

David L Delectable Pro

12' Mollydooker Carnival of Love. Approachable now after a 1 hour decanting. It will be so much better in a few years.

12' Mollydooker Carnival of Love. Approachable now after a 1 hour decanting. It will be so much better in a few years.

9.2

Marshall Parrish Delectable Pro

And date night out with one of our favorites! Always a pleasure with Molly

And date night out with one of our favorites! Always a pleasure with Molly

9.5

jerod peitsmeyer Delectable Pro

I really wanted to not like this wine but is amazing. surprisingly reserved. hides its 16% alch. really well. is, indeed, balanced and compelling.

I really wanted to not like this wine but is amazing. surprisingly reserved. hides its 16% alch. really well. is, indeed, balanced and compelling.

9.4

Martin Redmond Delectable Pro

Violet color with exuberant dark fruit, white pepper, roasted meat, and hints of olive tapenade and eucalyptus aromas. On the palate, it's full bodied and ripe with very good acidity, soft well integrated tannins, and luscious blackberry, black cherry, plum, bittersweet chocolate, and spice flavors. Long finish.

Violet color with exuberant dark fruit, white pepper, roasted meat, and hints of olive tapenade and eucalyptus aromas. On the palate, it's full bodied and ripe with very good acidity, soft well integrated tannins, and luscious blackberry, black cherry, plum, bittersweet chocolate, and spice flavors. Long finish.

9.2

Drew Dodson Delectable Pro

2012

2012

9.2

Sean Trapani Delectable Pro

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

(***) a 3 act play; sweet spice and black-cherry stained leather laying softly on a perfumed shoulder; fruit persists and then a long, soft pull of a feathered boa made from lingonberry compote. Dazzling.

(***) a 3 act play; sweet spice and black-cherry stained leather laying softly on a perfumed shoulder; fruit persists and then a long, soft pull of a feathered boa made from lingonberry compote. Dazzling.

9.5

Austin Beeman Delectable Pro

Sweet jelly. Dark fruit vanilla grip and power. Dark beast. Very long flinty finish. $100

Sweet jelly. Dark fruit vanilla grip and power. Dark beast. Very long flinty finish. $100

9.0

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