Big fruit-forward shiraz/cabernet blend, inky with heavy legs in the glass, prefiguring its unctuous mouthfeel, lots of black fruit and oak with pie spice and sous bois, jammy and hot (16%) on the palate, long rather sweet finish.
A total powerhouse and so fully packed of dark mature fruit it is quite overwhelming. The nose also exhibits milk chocolate and dried flowers. The palate follows through in the same way and also shows a rather sweet finish. But do not be mistaken, there is plenty of balance too. This effort is nothing for the faint hearted (as I have written many times before about Mollydooker), still it would be a very nice pairing e.g. to honey glazed grilled ribs. A rather peculiar wine, but no one except Sparky Marquis can create wines in this style!
Plenty of fruit. Leather, oak, and cherries on the nose- black cherries, soft oak, and a bit hot on the palate. Should have decanted for 2 hours. Softened and improved a bit after being opened. Stood up well and great with steaks.
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