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Mollydooker - The Gigglepot Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: McLaren Vale
  • Wine Maker: Sarah & Sparky Marquis
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Alcohol Percentage: 16%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now -2016
Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
WA: 90 (2012) WS: 90 (2014) WE: 92 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Dark garnet-purple in colour, Gigglepot is distinctly Cabernet with serious intensity. The nose displays blackcurrant, fresh plum and blackberry fruits, with hints of dried bay leaf, clove and loads of spice. Greatly concentrated, with fine integrated tannins and lively acidity it finishes with lingering cassis, soft vanilla and cedar oak.

Winery Information

Mollydooker

Sarah and Sparky Marquis both come from winemaking families, and they both studied at university and planned to return home to run their family businesses. That was until they met each other, and started their own dynasty. Starting with just $1000 in the bank, they built their company by helping their grower friends to grow exceptional quality grapes, and made wines from those grapes in the back of their winemaker friends? wineries. Every time they outgrew a winery, they moved on to a bigger.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2012)90 pts

Feb 2014. Reviewer : Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Made with 100% McLaren Vale fruit and aged 80% in American oak with the balance 20% French, the deep garnet-purple 2012 Gigglepot Cabernet Sauvignon presents a nose of creme de cassis, chocolate-mint and a lovely spicy undercurrent accented by cinnamon stick. Full-bodied and voluptuous with tons of cassis flavor, it is very spicy and minty in the mouth and is framed by a low level of soft tannins through the long, warm finish. Drink it now to 2020+.

Wine Spectator (2014)90 pts

Distinctive, showing a juicy quality to the cherry and berry flavors, with details of mocha and black pepper gaining some traction. Polished on the finish, where all the elements are harmonious and lingering.

Wine Enthusiast (2014)92 pts

Distinctive, showing a juicy quality to the cherry and berry flavors, with details of mocha and black pepper gaining some traction. Polished on the finish, where all the elements are harmonious and lingering.

Vinification Notes

The grapes were grown on the Joppich vineyard in Langhorne Creek and the Prime vineyard in McLaren Vale. Barrel fermented and matured in 80% American and 20% French oak using 67% new and 33% one year old barrels.