Mollydooker Carnival of Love Shiraz 2018 - Station Plaza Wine
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Mollydooker Carnival of Love Shiraz 2018
SKU: 07205

Mollydooker Carnival of Love Shiraz 2018

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750ml
$79.99
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Australia, South Australia, McLaren Vale
Brand Mollydooker
The 2016 Carnival of Love is an opulent celebration of McLaren Vale Shiraz. Fresh aromas of raspberry and plum, with hints of earthiness, create the intense nose, while the palate provides a full spectrum of flavours from cherry to mocha and spice. Exhibiting poise and balance, the lovely hints of oak reside as an undercurrent of fine tannins and subtle vanilla. The soft mouthfeel creates the sense of melted chocolate, yet the lingering finish of berry compote brings the wine to where Shiraz excels.
Wine Advocate
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Mollydooker's 2018 Carnival of Love Shiraz is more red-fruited and structured than I expected, given the wine's stated 16% alcohol. Raspberries and cedar mark the nose, with hints of chocolate, espresso and baking spices. In the mouth, it's full-bodied, dense and powerful, with ripe but firm tannins supporting the bright berry flavors, then easing into a long, velvety and mouthwatering finish. It should drink well for around a decade, but if you're shy of tannins, you may want to wait another year or two before opening.

Joe Czerwinski, June 11, 2019
Wine Spectator
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Juicy, soft and plush flavors of root beer–scented cherry and raspberry are spicy and a touch candied, but very generous, showing off caramel and sandalwood accents. Smooth and supple through the long finish, this is impressive for the complexity and focus. Drink now through 2029. 5,204 cases made, 1,692 cases imported. — MW

MaryAnn Worobiec, April 30, 2019