2021 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz
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2021 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz

South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$59. 99
$719.88 Dozen
ABV: 15.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Blue Eyed Boy is crafted from grapes cultivated in various vineyards, including Coppermine Road, Gateway, Long Gully Road, and Mollydooker Home in McLaren Vale, as well as Joppich vineyard in Langhorne Creek. The winemaking process involves barrel fermentation and maturation exclusively in 100% American oak, with a blend of 55% new barrels and 45% one-year-old barrels.

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Once you taste a few of a producer's wines side by side, you really start to get a feel for stylistic preference between warm vintages and cool ones. I surprise myself by saying here that I prefer the warmer vintages at Mollydooker (this does not make it right) because the sunshine and ease with which ripening can occur in a warmer year really seems to suit the plush, high-octane style being proliferated here. So, this 2021 Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz is far more on the blue fruit spectrum than the 2020, which has a complex array of sweet/savory/spice characters. The detail here errs to blackberry, blood plum and resin—a spicy, full-bodied Shiraz. Not for the faint of heart. Drink 2022 - 2031.
92 Points
Erin Larkin - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate