C: Should I cleanse my palette with Layer Cake?
C: Did you shake it?
B: What the what?? Shake it?? No I didn’t shake it – I decanted it.
C: It says you’re supposed to shake it. It’s as if you don’t read directions.
B: I don’t, well at least I don’t with wine…
C: “To enjoy this wine at it’s best, do the ‘Mollydooker Shake'”
* see video below *
Ohhh it does get foamy!
B: Well I’ll be damned!
C: It’s heavier than I expected but maybe that’s just the nitrogen that didn’t get released. Hey we should get a bottle for Kristi; Mollydooker is Aussie for left-hander.
B: Oh yes we should. And I also think that since Emily recommended it to us SHE should be the one to do the Mollydooker Shake on video and she can be the one in front of the camera this time!
C: It is peppery, earthy. I like it. It’s the best of the three we’ve tasted so far.
B: I can taste licorice in here. It is kind of plummy too. I also taste vanilla, which I love but is kind of unusual in reds I think.
C: What food do you think this would go well with? Not something sweet. It’s kind of sweet, no not sweet. It’s kind of rich, I wouldn’t want something rich. It’s already got, I was going to say it’s got balls, but that doesn’t sound right.
B: LOL! Yes it does. Have you ever heard anyone use that as a descriptor for wine? And yes, it does have balls!
C: You wouldn’t want to pair this with fudge, unless you were going really decadent. Vanilla ice cream if you were doing dessert. Definitely a steak. This is a steak kind of wine, not a chicken kind of wine.
C: We should add a new category to our list, temperature.
B: Temperature of the room or temperature of the wine?
C: Well room temperature since we don’t have a wine fridge. I’d say it’s about 85 degrees in here. It’s room temperature, 85 degrees.
B: That’s too hot for a wine!
C: I agree, but since you like to have the doors open when it’s 100 degrees outside, that’s the temperature of our room temperature wine.
B: Well then 85 degrees is perfect for this wine… 😉
C: Theres almost a curry flavor to it, but maybe that’s the onion from earlier.
B: No that’s just the heat from the room temperature you’re tasting and the music’s like a smooth sexy mix to go with our smooth sexy wine.
- Producer: Mollydooker
- Region: South Australia
- Vintage: 2012
- Varietal: Shiraz
- Store: Gift
- Cost: Unknown; ~ $20
- Where tasted: Home
- When tasted: May 13, 2014 – 6pm
- Who tasted: Barbi, Chris
- Food: Unknown ~ or more likely can’t remember.
- Music: Not so much music as much a live-blogging 7 year old.