2009 Mollydooker Verdelho The Violinist


  • Australia
  • South Australia
  • Fleurieu
  • McLaren Vale
Drink between 2009 - 2011 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 17

  • peterchoy wrote: (90 points)

    July 15, 2015 - Appearance: Bright and clear, it has light lemon color, with watery rims and legs.
    Nose: Clean, with medium (+) intensity aromas of green fruit of pear, citrus fruit of grapefruit and lemon, autolytic notes of yeast, dairy notes of cream, maturity notes of rubber, oak notes of toast. The wine is developing.
    Palate: Dry with medium acidity, the wine has high alcohol and medium body. It has medium (+) flavors of dairy notes of cream, oak notes of butterscotch, citrus fruit of grapefruit, green fruit of pear. The wine has a medium finish.
    Conclusion: Good quality Australian Verdelho, with an intense nose showing plenty of complexity, which demonstrates how this varietal can ripen and showing all the different aromas if it is ripe and well-made. The palate is in balance, with good concentration in flavors, reasonable complexity and even though a bit heavy it does not have an overpowering burning feel despite its high alcohol level. With a nice finish, the wine is ready to drink and not supposed for further ageing.

  • DanielJ Likes this wine: (89 points)

    March 10, 2014 - I'm a bit conflicted by this wine. It's interesting with a nice depth of flavor. But the flavor is a bit weird. A bit of caramel and tropical fruit. I don't think I would want to drink it often but it's not bad.

  • awilliamson4 wrote: (86 points)

    February 14, 2012 - I opened this on a night with about 4 other whites and it just was so totally different than everything else we were drinking i initially hated it. Then i left it in the fridge overnight and tried it the next day. I liked it much more this day. It had a big punch of petrol on the nose and palate and had some nice crispness to it. Overall this aint my cup of tea, but for $6 that I paid it was pretty good value.

  • thecasses wrote: (88 points)

    September 9, 2011 - She probably needs to lay down for another year.

  • maderay wrote: (70 points)

    January 24, 2011 - OK. Taste and smell of gasoline.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Mollydooker
  • Varietal Verdelho
  • Designation The Violinist
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Australia
  • Region South Australia
  • SubRegion Fleurieu
  • Appellation McLaren Vale

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  • In Cellars 273 (50%)
  • Consumed 269 (50%)

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