Sarah & Sparky Marquis are the husband and wife team and winemakers behind Mollydooker, an award-winning winery in South Australia’s McLaren Vale region. The couple’s 2009 Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz is named for their son, Luke, whose photo appears on the label. The 2009 Blue Eyed Boy is an exuberant knock-out with aromas and flavors of blueberry pie, mint and chocolate, rich and balanced with a lovely freshness on the long, smooth finish. This powerful, fruit-forward wine packs a punch, yet has plenty of finesse, and turned out to be the perfect wine to enjoy on this rainy Friday night.
Sarah & Sparky’s dedication to quality is apparent after reading their story, which solidifies the wine’s impressive character and charm. This is some serious juice that conveys the fun, friendly spirit of Australia with every sip (not to mention the playful label)!
“The 2009 Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz is a 20% Langhorne Creek and 80% McLaren Vale blend matured in 71% new and 29% 1 year American oak. Very deep garnet-purple colored, it is profoundly scented of blueberry and black cherry with touches of mint, mocha and the faintest whiff of damp loam. Very full-bodied, the bold, ultra-ripe fruit is well supported by medium-firm chewy tannins and medium-high acid, leading to a very long and pure if slightly warm finish. Drink this one 2012 to 2017+.” – Wine Advocate, 92 points