2008 Molly Dooker The Boxer Shiraz Sarah and Sparky Marquis: Split opinion.

april 30, 2010: we paired this south australian, mclaren vale, shiraz with grilled chorizo and grilled sheboygan brats from the newburgh butcher shop. victoria had purchased it that afternoon at the winetree, where the owner said this batch of molly dookers were made with better quality grapes than in previous years. that's because it wasn't a good growing year for shiraz grapes, so instead of putting these grapes into the higher priced molly dookers, the vintners put them in this level of molly dookers (the highest price md's are priced at more than $100, and they aren't sold in indiana, apparently.)

victoria loved this wine! first of all, at 16 percent alcohol this was a high octane wine, definitely something that will make sure you stay home and finish it that night. she said it was jammy, chewy, with a good balance of tannins and acidity. the chorizo we had it with was a good match for this powerful wine. whenever possible, she tries to match brats with australian shiraz because of the spicy aspect of each pairing.

greg, on the other hand, did not like this wine at all when it was cold. he said it was so acidic it turned his stomach, and the nose had vapors of alcohol. he said the wine became more jammy as it warmed up, but he still wouldn't get this wine again.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Gregg, We were sorry to hear that you were left a little disappointed after trying the Boxer. When reading your post it got us thinking, did you do the Mollydooker Shake? It's the best way to prepare our wines for drinking! Opens up the flavor profile. Feel free to check out our website which explains this in more detail - www.mollydookerwines.com Let us know if you have any questions, we always love hearing from you! Cheers – The Mollydooker team