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2017 Mollydooker Shiraz Blue Eyed Boy

Shiraz

  • Australia
  • South Australia

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  • Motz wrote: 87 points

    May 4, 2019 - Sweeter blue fruits and a stronger sense of chemical manipulation than other iterations. Lacking the structure to support the massive extraction, and the back features oak imparted bitterness. More power to all who enjoy such...well...wine-like beverages. The most unbalanced in a flight of modern wines tasted on this occasion.

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  • srh commented:

    5/27/19, 12:00 PM - LOL re your "...wine-like beverages." However, they DO sell, viz such abominations (to borrow from 1 CT friend) as the '17 Caymus C.S. &' to some extent, the '17 Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz, both of which were ALSO in the same flight... :(

  • Motz commented:

    5/30/19, 8:08 AM - Hello srh: In my lexicon, wine-like beverages encompasses offerings that feature unmistakable chemical manipulation, usually to add fruit-like flavors.

    I do my level best to avoid purchasing such 'beverages', as well as those 'abominations' that you list, which feature massively extracted, over-the-top fruit and offensive oak treatment.

    Cheers!

  • Kentw commented:

    6/17/19, 7:28 PM - Suggest you wait five plus years to allow the wine to evolve. I had a couple of bottles of the 2011 in 2017 and last year and it was very good, but when I tasted it in 2014 it was not ready, unbalanced as your say. But it is a fruit bomb, just a nice smooth one with time in the cellar.

  • Motz commented:

    6/20/19, 1:50 PM - Hello Kentw. I only tasted this wine; it is not something I would buy. Wines like this do not have sufficient structure to improve in the traditional-technical sense, but I know that they can become more syrupy with age.

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