January 6, 2022 - Deep brooding color, fruit nose (how does one explain its youthful taste), great with pasta. Buy/drink/hold
October 18, 2021 - Raisinettes. Waited too long, but not sure if it was only the wine. My tastes may have changed too. Loved this wine 10 years ago.
June 5, 2021 - This has softened considerably since its release. It's still very dark and opaque, with powerful shiraz aromas and very full flavors. The balance is excellent and there now is some complexity and even a bit of elegance. Perfect now, but should easily hold another five years.
August 14, 2020 - Decanted and drank over 1hr. Lovely rich nose and palate .. with some port character albeit with the 16% alcohol very balanced. I think you could easily keep for another 3-4 yrs but drinking beautifully now.
August 6, 2020 - Opened last bottle and wow has this wine changed over time...for the better. Still full bodied with blue and blackberry fruit but now with many secondary flavors like cassis, lavender and violet on the finish. Super smooth, bright and fresh...amazing after 14 years in the bottle for a Mollydooker COL.
June 25, 2020 - Dark purple in color. Notes of blackberry, violet, licorice, and tobacco. Very big wine, hard to believe it was 14 years old.
March 29, 2020 - A 2006 Australian Shiraz, 16% ABV, under screw cap...never would have thought that I would have guessed that this was a 2014.
It is showing no signs of its age. Wine is super concentrated, opaque with no edge bricking. I don’t know what tannin structure was 10 years ago, but there are only well integrated now. Black and blue fruits with moderate acidity. At this point the finish is medium to long.
I don’t see any major signs of aging at this point and would expect this to stay in this optimal drinking window for another 10 years.
March 14, 2020 - Enjoyed with Gino and Alicia in 2018, DC
December 14, 2019 - As others have pointed out, this is a massive wine, even at close to fourteen years! Visually starting to show some signs of age with garnet colors at the edge of a wine that is still a deep, but a dull ruby color. Pronounced and complex aromas and flavors displaying terroir infused rubber, charcoal, dark dirt, smoked meat, black olive, blackberry, blueberry, black cherry, black plum, licorice, dried herbs, coffee and chocolate. Lots and lots of fruit, but IMHO showing no signs of fading. Structural components well in tact with both tannin and acid providing support for further cellaring. Long persistent after taste. Hard to say how long this may cellar, but currently it’s hitting on all cylinders. Outstanding!
August 27, 2019 - BYOB with friends - Cartoon label theme (The Masses Singapore): A very big power, darkness, lusciousness, blueberry, cassis, coffee, chocolates, cedar, and yet still having cool notes of mint and summer flowers, which gives it an elegant feel. Strangely balanced despite the punch, and so complex. A pretty subtle finish though