Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mollydooker "The Maitre D" 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Mollydooker "The Maitre D" 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

Mollydooker "The Maitre D" 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $28.79-$31.99, 88 points, is deep ruby-red with purple hues, the aroma is quite grape-like with a bit of glycerol which carries over to the palate on a smooth medium body, and finishes long on spice.
Two other wine tasters absolutely loved this wine and scored it in the mid nineties; they had aromas of fresh pollen and spring-streams, cinnamon and Mexican spice, with noticeable heat (15% alcohol) which they liked in this wine. I found it over-priced.


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  1. Ah, Molly Dooker....I've never had this one - I'm not even sure it's sold here, but we have plenty of the others. Their wines are very good, but the surprising thing for me is that they don't grow their own fruit. So, kudos to them for picking great sources like Gemtree for their wines.

  2. Claire, getting info from their web was not that complete, so thanks for the heads-up on the grape sourcing.
    I've done some other Molly's, but the one I "loved" the most was this one:

  3. The Carnival is fantastic...super-pricey, yet I might consider buying it. I was able to taste it last December because we worked this really swanky tasting. The distributor had a model pouring for him & all she could say about it was "It's really commmmplexxxx", & it was all I could do to keep from laughing. Anyway, I'm a fan of the Dookers, but at the same time feel that they're a bit overhyped. They recently hit St. Louis after being available at gas stations (??!!?) in Illinois, & everyone acted like it was the second coming for a little while.

    Merry Christmas to you & yours, Denis.

  4. Claire, and to you.
    The CVofLove ($84.99) is truly over priced.
    Comparable Two Hands Bella's Garden was $53.54 and Tensley Colson Canyon was $67.98, but I'm glad that I had the opportunity to try all of these Syrah/shiraz wines, as I believe them to be "head & Shoulders" above your typical everyday wines where this varietal often disappoints, and being so new at this I had to venture higher to reflect and evaluate what it means to me. Last year my son bought me the 2006 Aries, and I had the 2005 in the wine-cooler, but the right occasion has not arrived to try these.
    I don't know if you follow David Boyer's blog, but he has encouraged me to find a 100 point French Bordeaux/Burgundy (Haven't found one I could buy)to set my "wine-meter" so to speak, but he says that it might "ruin me." Well, even though I've been a little ruined by the above Syrahs/Shiraz I'm still able to say and advocate that the Boarding pass Shiraz is a super buy and a very good wine as well and for $8-$20.
    Claire, sorry for this long note, but, I don't want to forget to ask about your trip to CA.(Do see A Claire uncorked Blog Post Coming?) and hope you get a restful Holiday time.

  5. I just think that Shiraz/Syrah has flooded the market. I still love it, but it gets harder & harder to find reasonably priced bottles that are also really good. I have a Bella's Garden - not sure of the vintage - & who knows, that might get consumed today.

    Don't know David Boyer. Is the wine a Bordeaux, or is it a Burgundy? Talk about overpriced...Generally, I'm hard-pressed to find a Burgundy that I like more than an OR Pinot. But that's me.

    We leave on the 1st, & we're looking forward to it (although we're usually in Jamaica at this time, & we're missing that pretty badly). As far as the blog, I'm sure there will be something. Maybe even today - I usually repost the story of why we quit the family Christmas. Pretty funny stuff...

  6. Claire I love Shiraz too, that and Zinfandel got my primal-taste-buds out of the "soup".
    I think what David meant was that no matter the varietal, the best French wines should be tasted as a benchmark, by which to understand (Experientially) what great wine is. I understand this, in that I have a greater appreciation of great Californian, Northwest, and Australian wines (e.g.) because I've tasted the differences and the commonality of wine by experiencing some great wine form Italy and Spain, but I can't yet say that I've found and tasted a "Great" French wine yet. :-/
    I'm working on it!
    Thanks again for taking the time to comment and adding your "wine-wisdom" to us NH folk.