After reading various tasting notes below, I've got ask myself "when does blueberry syrup and gasoline come off as 'smooth' ?" Ok, maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration but this thing has 16%abv and I get every last tenth of a percent of it. Its not necessarily bad, hence the 76 point score, but its just a bit overwhelming. Somewhere buried in there is a touch of pleasent earthiness and there's various fruit flavors but..... 76 points.
I gotta say, I have been fond of the Mollydooker wines, but I found this to be sweet and syrupy. Very hot with lots of alcohol. I have had this before, but this time I did not like it. I guess my palate has changed....
16% ABV. Deep dark appearance. Overtly fruity on the nose and palate with rich sweet plum and berry fruit with an undertone of mocha. This was fairly good as the last wine of the evening with a chocolate dessert. Hedonistic and in your face, if that kind of thing suits you.
Dark as night and very aromatic. Smells of cocoa, ripe cherries, dusted leather. Full and soft on the palate, fruit forward with toasted jammy berries and cherries. Theres a twitch of cranberry, dates. The finish lingers. A very rich wine with notable complexities.
Kind of enjoyable. Lush, slightly sweet, a bit cloying and jammy. The finish is out of balance and turns super sweet. Honestly it doesn't taste much different from many other Australian wines that are too thick, fruity and lacking acidity.
the main character of this wine is alcohol, from nose to tougue, the scent is dominated by alcohol and the added layer of complexity is still alcohol, with 16% it's obviously haevy in body, it maybe funny but the overall taste is quite odd because the alcohol distracted other elements, it comes worse after 1 hour of decant (my mistake), thinking about how to consume the other bottle in my cellar...
SMOOOOOOTH, Is my first impression. Poured right into the glass and their going into my olfactory lobe was hints of earthy mushroom, cherry, strawberry, and subtle blueberry. Once in the confines of the mouth, strawberry for sure makes its presence, we love the musty attic taste(Angel has that on the nose as well). Not very tannic. Leaves a subtle yet "I'm here and you like it" aftertaste.
With a 17% alcohol and an immense concentration this wine cannot help but remind me of Monty Python's guide to Australian table wine: "Another good fighting wine is Melbourne Old-and-Yellow, which is particularly heavy and should be used only for hand-to-hand combat".
The Scooter is pretty far from being old an yellow - the colour is close to pitch black (the darkest Merlot I can recollect having seen). On the nose you find lots of power with cassis and blackberries (again not very Merlot-like).
The alcohol is very dominating but surprisingly manages to make room for the other elements of this wine (maybe because these are equally aggressive). Again spices and tons of ripe fruit. Not exactly an elegant wine but interesting in its own very distinct style. When you put down the glass more words from the same Monty Python sketch come to mind: "[...]has won many prizes; not least for its taste, and its lingering afterburn."
Made in true Mollydooker fashion, but this one feels a little flabby. Strong, strong fruit on the nose, with lots of jammy notes. Strong alcohol commensurate with such a big wine, but it's almost a bit much. Despite these imperfections, I really enjoyed drinking it. A fun wine to open around the dinner table with friends.
big thick merlot, gobby and jammy, with floral notes all over, bang for your buck, and sweet, weighs in at 16% alcohol- not a great dinner wine, heavy stuff, remains true to it's character but not my personal favorite style of wine