Mollydooker McLaren Vale Australia, 2010 Enchanted Path Red Wine, $67.99-$79.99, 91 points, poured black throughout with but a hint of deep purple/red near the thin clear wine ring.
Profuse aromas of coffee, roses, and blueberries were very good, but foreshadowed the "Bigness" of this massive wine including its massive 16% alcohol whose presence made itself known throughout the palate and into the long hot finish of cedar and spiciness with just a hint of mint.
Was it rich, luscious, unctuous, impenetrable, and enchanted? Well, sort of, but maybe just a bit over the top for me, maybe just a tad too syrupy for me, but the others loved it.
Flavors of kirsch, blueberry cordial, black plum, and oak, were supported by fair acidity and nicely layered tannin.
My spiced rib-eyed steak was sufficient for this big and bold red wine, but I doubt anything short of this type of cuisine, except pistachios of course, will do.
Varietals were 65% Shiraz and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Oh, no corkscrew necessary.
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