2017 Mollydooker Shiraz Blue Eyed Boy


  • 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 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 " 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.


  • 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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