This is as life should be: a Carnival of Love.
Love would be the place where you desire no more. Everyone wants to come and no one ever wants to leave. Carnival of Love is the wine we tell all our friends about. To see the look on their faces after their first sip is priceless. It has elegance; a complete, intense, seamless flavour spectrum; a sumptuous mouth feel and perfect balance. At 85 - 90% Fruit Weight it is a wine to go WOW about.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Very deep purple-black in color, the 100% Shiraz, single vineyard 2012 Carnival of Love exudes fragrant notes of warm blackberries, creme de cassis and dried mulberries intermingled with a lovely dried herb undercurrent, lavender, dark chocolate and anise. With a nice structure of medium to firm rounded tannins and a lively acid backbone, this very big, full and rich wine has a very long finish. Drink it now to 2025+. Rating 95 Lisa Perotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate #211 Feb 2014
Dense, deep and complex, offering a cascade of cherry, blueberry and clotted cream flavors, with a whole range of spices on a plush texture. This has an arresting presence and finishes with pizzazz. Drink now through 2020’. 94 points, Harvey Steiman, www.winespectator.com
Winery Tasting Notes
For my first vintage at Mollydooker, I was amazed at the colour of the Shiraz grapes, coming from the Gateway vineyards. The depth and intensity of colour in the juice was amazing and I could see why this fruit is used in the Carnival of Love.
You will be blown away by the depth and complexity of this wine. It is a big wine yet remains elegant. There are layers of rich cherry and blackberry fruits, creamy vanilla notes, chocolate and even some pepper and spice. It has great intensity and a silkiness that lingers over the palate.
I love sharing this wine with friends, but I can tell you that once a bottle is open, it’s hard not to keep it all for myself. Peter