Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2021
|Region||Australia, South Australia|
Generous, ripe and plump, with dark chocolate, dried blueberry, huckleberry and blackberry flavors that are accented by dried herb, violets and a touch of salted caramel on a thick frame, with tannins providing wonderful traction on the finish. Drink now through 2035. 2,243 cases made, 1,560 cases imported.
The fruit this year was sourced from McLaren Vale 100%, and despite the warmer vintage, the 2020 The Boxer Shiraz is slightly lower in alcohol than the following 2021 (the product of a cooler vintage-go figure). Here, the 2020 Boxer is more balanced and settled, and whether that is due to an extra year in bottle or the regional sourcing for fruit (methinks a combo of the two), the wine is showing really well. This is a big volume wine-the biggest in the portfolio-but drinks better than that. The immaculate and highly organized winery, which I visited in June, may have something to do with that.