A great follow up to the 2005 Mollydooker Boxer Shiraz and every bit as flamboyant.
Totally opaque black crimson colour with black crimson hue. Perfumed nose of plum, spice and liquorice, followed by a vanilla end note. Full bodied palate – big, voluptuous and quite ‘naughty’ as it overflows with flavour and openly flaunts its virtues. The long flavour packed palate with strong vanilla, blackberry and spice flavours has the explosive power of a left handed female boxer with attitude. Velvet smooth tannins lure one into a sense of complacency when suddenly a southpaw hits the back palate and delivers a powerful aftertaste of vanilla, blackberry and confectionary.
Cellar 2 - 3 years (2009-2010)
The 2006 Shiraz “The Boxer” is opaque purple. The compelling nose exhibits aromas of scorched earth, smoke, grilled bacon, blueberry compote, and blackberry liqueur. Full-bodied, thick and rich, this layered Shiraz is velvety-textured and opulent. The finish lasts for nearly a minute. It is a sensational value. It can be enjoyed now but will evolve for several years. Mollydooker (the Australian equivalent of “Southpaw”– both Sparky and Sarah Marquis are left-handed) is the label of the renowned winemaking team of Sparky and Sarah Marquis.
Jay Miller - Wine Advocate #173 Oct 2007