Region: McLaren Vale
Perfect with: Juicy venison steak, slow cooked beef cheeks with parsnip mash 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 Scooter Merlot is barrel fermented and matured in 95% American and 5% French oak of which 20% is new, 62% 1yr old and 18% 2yr 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 "family range" - making this bottle great value!
Deep dark red, almost purple in colour. Aromas of dark fruits, blackcurrant, blackberries, liquorice and sweet spices. Palate is voluptuous and full-bodied with velvety smooth tannins and explosive flavours of dark berries, blackcurrants, dark cherries, dark chocolate, hint of aniseed and vanilla. 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.