2010 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz

2010 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz, McLaren Vale

This Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz is a straight up classic Syrah (or if you wish, “Shiraz”) paying homage to the location in the Middle East where this grape originated. True to form the black crimson color in the Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz exhibited similar to the juice of Oregon Marion Berry and those flavors carry through in the big scheme of things. Upfront are the aggressive aromatic smells of overripe blueberries leading to the dark wild berry flavors already described in this review. The finish goes on forever and it is so good you hope it will never end. Right before it is over you get a zing of chocolate mint to tuck you in.

Rating: Excellent (92) | $50 | 16.5% ABV

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  1. Samantha March 28, 2012 at 8:37 PM - Reply

    I enjoy Molloydooker wines – I just wish they were more reasonable.

    • enobytes March 28, 2012 at 8:42 PM - Reply

      Have you tried “the boxer“? A bit more reasonable at $22.


  2. […] Two vintages ago we reviewed this wine quite favorably and the alcohol was the same (16.5%) but the residual sugar was 3.4G/ per liter, quite a bit lower resulting in a wine that for my tastes was a bit more balanced. Has Mollydooker decided to pander to a demographic with a bit more of a sweet tooth than dinosaurs such as myself, maybe? Is that a good thing? It sure is. Any time a winery can provide a wine that there is a market for it’s always a win-win for both the producer and the consumer. As for pairings, I think really spicy fare will pair well with this wine allowing the residual sugar to conquer the spice. 7,049 case production. […]

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