2012 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz

Wine Review: 2012 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz, South Australia

Despite the heavy fruit weight for the Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz (81%), no amount of performing the Mollydooker shake will alter the over the top flavors this Shiraz brings to the table. First, let me make this perfectly clear. Nobody loves big red wines more than I do. However, even I have a limit to the amount of alcohol (16.5%) and residual sugar (4.6G/per liter) my palate will find appealing. Not to say there won’t be plenty of palates out there that will find this wine attractive. 

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.

Rating: Good (85) | $50 | 16.5% ABV

Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz

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