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Tasting Notes


Coming from row selection within a single vineyard, the 2010 Velvet Glove was matured in American oak, 97% new. Very deep garnet-black, it offers very pure, pronounced notes of ripe cassis and blackberries with underlying nuances of cedar, anise, hung meat, black tea and violets. Full bodied, very ripe and with layers of generous fruit, the opulence is well supported with a medium to high level of fine-grained tannins and crisp acid. It finishes very long. It should be at its best 2014 to 2024+. Unfortunately because of an accident at the warehouse during which about 1/3 of the production was destroyed, there are only 1012 cases.


Broad, ripe and generous, singing with red berry, cherry and spice flavors that join in a lusty chorus as the finish sails on and on. Has depth and power. The structure just melts into the whole package seamlessly, and the flavors seem to scale higher and higher with each sip. Drink now through 2020.

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The Winery


Located in the McLaren Vale region of South Australia, Mollydooker is known for its opulent and silky red wines made from quintessential Australian varieties such as Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Launched in 2006 by husband and wife duo, Sparky and Sarah Marquis had initially set out to make the best bulk wine in Australia, and instead now produce some of the highest rated Australian wines in America. With their vineyards being located in the prime of Seaview Ridge, ancient soils combined with Mediterranean climate assist in the production of some of the most iconic and fully sustainable grapes. Each vintage, Seaview Ridge contributes to an 80,000 dozen cases of wine from Mollydooker. Today, Sarah has taken the reigns as sole owner and now oversees the running of the business as well the winemaking process with the assistance of her talented and devoted team.

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