Join Us for a Wine Tasting Event | Feb 07th, 2014

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Join Us for a Wine Tasting Event | Feb 07th, 2014

Molly Dooker Wines:


The Maitre D’ – Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Two Left Feet – Shiraz/Cab/Merlot 2012

The Boxer – Shiraz 2012



The Maitre D’
 Vintage: 2012
Producer: Mollydooker
Country: Australia
Region: 94% McLaren Vale;
6% Langhorne Creek, South Australia
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Barrel fermented and matured:
79% American oak; 21% French
42% new; 58% one year old
Alc/Vol: 15.5%
Residual sugar: 4.8
pH: 3.76
Production: 3,999 doz

Label: The Maitre D’ is Sparky, who put
himself through winemaking college as a
left handed Maitre D’.

Winemaker’s tasting notes 
Rich, round and complex, this wine is simply awesome. The Maitre D’ has an enticing perfumed nose of blackberry, plum, cigar box and a touch of cinnamon. Overwhelming flavours of blackcurrant and dark cherry carry forward, accompanied by mouth filling layers of mocha, spice and vanilla. Amazing!
The parcels of wine in the The Maitre D’ come from the McLaren Vale grapes from the red soils of our Coppermine Rd block, harvested on 29th March and from our Long Gully Rd block, harvested on 5th April. They give richness and substance. We blended them with the exquisite fragrant Cabernet we made from Darren and Belinda Joppich’s block in Langhorne Creek which weharvested on the 28th March.

The Two Left Feet
Vintage: 2012
Producer: Mollydooker
Country: Australia
Region: 72% McLaren Vale;
28% Langhorne Creek, South Australia
Grape Varietal: 69% Shiraz;
16% Cabernet; 15% Merlot
Barrel fermented and matured:
95% American oak; 5% French
60% new; 40% one year old
Alc/Vol: 16%
Residual sugar: 4.0
pH: 3.67
Production: 10,145 doz
We make Two Left Feet after making The Scooter, The Maitre D’ and The Boxer. After tasting each wine we make a blend from them. The blend is usually slightly different every year, each vintage of the wine seems to ‘speak’ to us and tell us what it needs for perfect harmony. Sometimes it calls for
more Scooter than Maitre D’ and sometimes the other way round. This year we have 1% more Cabernet than Merlot! The McLaren Vale grapes in the blend were harvested between 9th March and 5th April and the Langhorne Creek grapes on 23rd and 24th March.
Winemaker’s tasting notes
Two Left Feet is the wine that I look forward to seeing in the bottle each year.
It always exceeds expectations; it is magical how well it comes together. Shiraz,
Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon work together brilliantly! The combination
brings complexity and depth to this wine. Rich fruit and luscious flavours
dance upon creamy mouth-feel and firm structure. Perfectly balanced and
intense this wine is exciting and already very drinkable. Matt Walker-Brown

The Boxer
Vintage: 2012
Producer: Mollydooker
Country: Australia
Region: 65% McLaren Vale:
35% Langhorne Creek, South Australia
Grape Varietal: Shiraz
Barrel fermented and matured:
100% American oak
69% new; 31% one year old
Alc/Vol: 16%
Residual sugar: 3.6
pH: 3.7
Production: 20,496 doz

This year the grapes from our own

Mollydooker Coppermine Road, Long

Gully Road and Home blocks in McLaren Vale, harvested between 9th and

20th March, are the backbone of The Boxer. They give it amazing depth and richness, length and persistence. The slightly cooler climate grapes from the Birchmore and Joppich Vineyards in Langhorne Creek, harvested on 23rd and 24th March, add a floral lift and elegance. 

Winemaker’s tasting notes
The 2012 Boxer really packs a punch, a WOW wine for sure! The Boxer is the first wine I share with my friends, a real crowd pleaser. It is rich and opulent, revealing an enormous lift of cherry, spice, and milk chocolate. The palate is layered with fresh plum, chocolate cream and toasty oak. This is a powerful, yet delicate wine which leaves you asking for more.


All three Molly Dooker wines:

Every day price $25.99

Tasting price $21.99

Kelly’s Member price $20.99


Date: Friday February 7th 2014
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
4882 Montgomery road, Ellicott city MD 21043


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