Mollydooker 'The Boxer' Shiraz
There’s no denying it: Mollydooker is one of the world’s most sought-after wineries. Their intensely rich flavors, one-of-a-kind textures, and astonishing quality have earned them some of the absolute best press the industry has ever seen. However, such lavish praise comes with a price tag to match, and their top tier wines can sell for upwards of $200.
But if you thought it would be impossible to try some of the best wines Australia has to offer, think again!
We were able to get our hands on a limited supply of ‘The Boxer’ Shiraz, the ‘little brother’ to Mollydooker’s stunning ‘Velvet Glove’. This 92 Point gem has all the qualities we love from Mollydooker wines – the distinctive silky mouthfeel, the huge fruit flavors, and the elegantly restrained finish – all at a fraction of the price!
“Thick, with sink-your-teeth-into-them tannins and powerful, ripe blackberry, huckleberry and blueberry flavors that show aromatic accents of allspice, Earl Grey tea, vanilla bean, milk chocolate and dried violet on the finish. Drink now through 2036.” – 92 Points, Wine Spectator
“Mollydooker's 2019 The Boxer Shiraz is—no surprise here—a big, plush wine that's labeled at 16% alcohol. Despite that, it's only a bit warm on the palate, with sufficient masses of blackberry fruit and vanillin oak to stand up to the alcohol. Full-bodied and supple, it's barrel fermented in nearly 50% new oak, all of it American, but somehow comes across as pretty and harmonious, an oversized version of Fantasia's Hyacinth Hippo dancing to its own beat.” – 90 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate