Region: McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek and Currency Creek
Perfect with: Steak tartare, parmesan crumbed lamb cutlets, or just on its own!
Ageing Potential: Great now or 2-3 years
Why You'll Love It?
Mollydooker is renowned for their powerful, high intensity, full bodied reds with that “WOW” factor. Often mistaken for using long extraction methods to achieve this effect, their wines are actually only fermented for 5 - 6 days. The flavour profile and intensity of the wines are actually achieved through careful vine management and fruit selection combined with skilful winemakers who meticulously monitor and taste the grapes and wines throughout the entire process to ensure you receive that “WOW” factor in your glass. Minimal sulphites are used in their production. Nitrogen is used instead, which means you'll need to do the Mollydooker shake to release maximum flavour.
The Lefty is barrel fermented and matured in 98% American and 2% French oak using 39% new, 47% one year old and 14% two year old barrels. No super premiums (Carnival of Love, Enchanted Path or Velvet Glove) were produced in 2015 which meant all grapes that would have gone into those producing those wines are now in their Left and Family range - making this bottle great value!
This wine is not as clunky as the name might suggest. Great example of how the trio varietals can complement each other. Again it has the Mollydooker deep dark red colour with aromas and flavours of dark cherries, black plum dark chocolate, liquorice and vanilla. Nicely integrated, supple tannins and a lingering finish. Super smashable and seriously good value. Don’t forget to do the Mollydooker shake to taste this wine at its best! Watch this video on how to do the Mollydooker shake.