Mollydooker `The Maitre D` Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (12 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

The grapes were grown on the Joppich vineyard in Langhorne Creek and Mollydooker vineyards in McLaren Vale. Barrel fermented and matured in 79% American and 21% French oak using 42% new and 58% one year old barrels.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

A soft, supple and ripe red, with a welcoming texture that underlines the generous blackberry and black currant flavors, which are shaded with coffee on the finish. Drink now through 2016.' Rating 89 - Harvey Steiman, www.winespectator.com

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2011 The Maitre D Cabernet Sauvignon offers a classic Cabernet character with pronounced cassis, cedar and mint notes over hints of chocolate and mincemeat. Voluptuous and opulent in the mouth, it packs-in the fruit with a medium level of finely grained tannins, refreshing acid and a long chocolaty finish. Delicious now, it should keep to 2016.

Botrytis wiped out Mollydooker’s Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek vineyards in 2011 yet the top vineyards in McLaren Vale were largely unaffected. The vintage yielded moderate heat, not nearly as hot as the previous vintages, and although the Scooter Merlot could not be made in 2011, other wines in the Mollydooker did not miss a beat. Rating 87 - Drink to 2016 Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com (DEC/2012)

Winery Tasting Notes

I love this Cabernet for its sweet varietal fruit and the generous, creamy mouth feel. It is seamlessly balanced with smooth tannins, integrated spicy notes and intense fruit characters of fresh raspberries, black current, nutmeg and cloves, followed up with the power of licorice, black cherry and vanilla. It is so good!

Colour

Dark cherry red, with a deep violet hue

Aroma

This is an incredibly aromatic varietal Cabernet. Showing great intensity with bright berry fruits and mashed raspberry, together with licorice spice and espresso coffee.

Palate

The palate is vibrant and fresh, building with layers of fruit, toasty oak and fine Cabernet tannins. It finishes with hints of anise spice, dark cocoa and cassis fruit.

Pairs with

Chicken liver paté, duck, roast lamb, mushroom risotto, veal, quail and pork

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
16%

Winery Profile

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The owners of Mollydooker Wines, Sarah & Sparky Marquis, are some of the most decorated winemakers in the world. They have received five 99-point scores from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate; four of their wines have been chosen in the Wine Spectator’s ‘Top 100’ and their Carnival of Love Shiraz has made the Wine Spectator ‘Top 10’ list two years in a row.

Sarah and Sparky have been named ‘Australian Winemakers of the Year’, have been chosen by Robert Parker among the ‘Top Wine Personalities in the World’, and have been crowned ‘McLaren Vale’s Bushing King and Queen’ a record three times.

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