Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2019
WOW! A knockout in both namesake and drinking delight. The Boxer encapsulates the Mollydooker style to a tee and punches well above its weight. A blend of McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek fruit has helped create a wine of many complexities and decadence.
Robert Parker 90 Points "Mollydooker's 2019 The Boxer Shiraz is—no surprise here—a big, plush wine that's labeled at 16% alcohol. Despite that, it's only a bit warm on the palate, with sufficient masses of blackberry fruit and vanillin oak to stand up to the alcohol. Full-bodied and supple, it's barrel fermented in nearly 50% new oak, all of it American, but somehow comes across as pretty and harmonious, an oversized version of Fantasia's Hyacinth Hippo dancing to its own beat."
Thick, with sink-your-teeth-into-them tannins and powerful, ripe blackberry, huckleberry and blueberry flavors that show aromatic accents of allspice, Earl Grey tea, vanilla bean, milk chocolate and dried violet on the finish. Drink now through 2036. 45,165 cases made, 32,950 cases imported.