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2006 Mollydooker The Boxer Syrah

Australia South Australia McLaren Vale

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Professional Reviews

91 points Alex Lallos, JJ Buckley 6/2007
94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 1/2007
90 points Wine Spectator 1/2007

Member Reviews


Mollydooker The Boxer Syrah 2006
Snuffles experience!
jorray
jorray

Rated  on Nov 03, 2010

June 2007: LIVE Rating: this is dark almost opaque in the glass. The aroma of purple cream, just like the 2005. On the palate, there is a burst of multiple flavors. Plums, chocolate, cream. These are moving across the palate, and moving through time with the tannins. Oh, yes, I'll stay with this, and drink more than I should. 5 stars.This wine was tasted as part of a Mollydooker Tasting Dinner - 2006 Vintage.--------------------------------------------------July 2007: Tasted again from a full bottle at home: Still perfectly opaque in the glass, turning purple just at the rim. The violets and cream nose shows just a touch of light milk chocolate too. A bit of alcohol heat pumps out in the aroma this time, since the bottle is at a warm room temperature, having just come off a UPS truck. This nose is like a pleasant dream. But the good thing is, you'll wake up to a sip!On the palate, you get that chocolate-covered, plumy-sweet grape sensation all over your mouth... top, bottom, sides... the intense, deep fruit stands up to the 16.0% alcohol and lasts and lasts and lasts. No change to the five stars out of five rating. Best wine value on the planet, in one man's opinion.Remember Snuffles the dog who loved dog biscuits on Quick Draw McGraw... he would float down from the ceiling hugging himself after being fed one of those magic biscuits. Well I'm Snuffles and this is the biscuit...More reviews at spiritofwine.blogspot.com

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Mollydooker The Boxer Syrah 2006
Aussie fruit bomb that almost (but not quite) goes over the top
Gerhard B.
Gerhard B.

Rated  on May 27, 2008

The fruit is rich and sweet without being cloying. Very pleasant mouthfeel and relatively long finish. Heat is less apparent that expected based on other tasting notes. I would not pair this wine with food, but it's a great wine for sipping by the fireplace. Not for the faint-of-heart and died-in-the-wool Old World drinkers, but a hedonistic pleasure for New World fans. Downside: I find it it a bit too oaky. With less oak, this would have gone up a star.

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Mollydooker The Boxer Syrah 2006
Excellent
Vanessa W.
Vanessa W.

Rated  on May 26, 2008

Fruit Bomb City just got a new mayor.  This wine has all the fruit you would need to last a lifetime worth of wine.  Its over the top and it doesn't care.  Pair this with any red meat or highly seasoned chicken. 

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Mollydooker The Boxer Syrah 2006
Box dis!
Peter M.
Peter M.

Rated  on May 05, 2008

Very nice, medium dry with some sweet tannis. Not hot either. Nice fruit flavor, no off or unpleasant tastes/odors. Deep purple in color, so extracted left stain on the glass. Went very well with barbecue ribs and sauce and really stood up well to the flavorful sauce. I think it's okay and, for around $20, worth purchasing. I would age this 5 more years to see what it would give then.

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Mollydooker The Boxer Syrah 2006
My fault, way too soon...
Michael P.
Michael P.

Rated  on Apr 25, 2008

I know, this wine is too young, but if you drink it before 2009 or so, let it decant a long, long time

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Mollydooker The Boxer Syrah 2006
Hello Value
James W.
James W.

Rated  on Apr 09, 2008

One of the best value wines out there - sure it's $20 a bottle which isn't the cheapest wine on the market - but the quality and fruit that is delivered make it taste like a $40 bottle of Shiraz. 

Beware if you don't like new world fruit bombs - this will probably kick you in the teeth.  However, it has a wonderful balance and enough personality to make you want to buy a case - and you should!

93 Points

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Mollydooker The Boxer Syrah 2006
Alex L.
Alex L.

Rated  on Sep 14, 2007

Deep purple color extends almost all the way to the vibrant purple rim of this heavily extracted Shiraz. Big open nose full of licorice, plum, and rose petals with a hint of spice shining through as well. Very rich and opulent mid-palate leads to a long and surprisingly well balanced finish.

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Network Reviews

Not as good as the 2005, but still a great shiraz
Score: 91 points
Drink by: Now to 2 years
Big and rich. A deep purple in the glass with darker fruit aromas. Lots of weight on the palate. Smoky flavors of dark cherry, berry,and soft pepper. Lots of length on the finish. The 16% alcohol is there, but there is little heat, and the alcohol does not distract from the wine. Not as complex as the highly rated 2005, but lots of body. A great shiraz for $20.
Posted by ltlnordy on September 4, 2007
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