Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz 2005
This is a Shiraz at its best. This wine has a sumptuous aroma, revealing deep chocolate, lifted violets and blackcurrant fruit. With an amazing fruit expression reminiscent of strawberries dipped in chocolate, the palate is rich and robust, with licorice and spice fruit intermingled with lovely hints of oak. Its massive structure will explode in your mouth and finishes velvety smooth with lively, exuberant fruit.
Dark and dense. A big wine, yet lively with nutmeg- and cinnamon-scented blackberry, cherry and licorice flavors, balanced against firm but well-integrated tannins. Needs some time to soften. Best from 2007 through 2014. 14,194 cases made. â€"HS