Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2008 – It Delivers a Serious Punch! @MollydookerWine

The name of this wine is no accident!  The Boxer from Mollydooker really comes out and hits you square in the kisser.  As many know, Aussie Shiraz is a whole different animal than it’s long lost sibling, the Syrah in the USA.  This specimen is true to that with a sticky sweetness and full fruit-al assault.  It’s a whopping 16% alcohol which is only 1.5% lower than a cab dessert wine I picked up in Napa (that is fortified!).  We enjoyed it, don’t misunderstand me, but it’s a hard wine to pair with a main course.  Rather, I think it’s a strong candidate for dessert or some dark chocolate…maybe some salted chocolate would do it.  If you like the old-world style of wine, don’t bother with this, but if you have an adventurous bone in your body, definitely give it a shot.  Cheers.

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One thought on “Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2008 – It Delivers a Serious Punch! @MollydookerWine

  1. SA, the ’09 is the better choice. Let it sit for about 30 mins, it tames out a bit and becomes more integrated. I do agree with you that it is hard to pair with food.

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