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Mollydooker - The Violinist Verdelho 2016


  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: McLaren Vale
  • Wine Maker: Sarah & Sparky Marquis
  • Grape: Verdelho
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 15.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
Bin End Limited Stock: (6 btls)
WA: 89 (2011) WS: 89 (2011) NS: 92 (2011)

Wine tasting notes

This gorgeous Verdelho, our only white wine, has a lovely, creamy texture, great acidity and long, persistent flavours of honeysuckle, pineapple and citrus.

Winery Information


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 (2011)89 pts

Wine Advocate #198Dec 2011- The 2011 The Violinist Verdelho presents a moderate intensity of pear and warm apple fruit aromas with hints of white pepper and fresh hay. Dry, rich, full-bodied, creamy textured and with good flavor concentration in the mouth, it has a long finish. Drink it now through 2013.

Wine Spectator (2011)89 pts

A lively, refreshing white, brimming with pear and spice flavors, joined by a nice hint of grapefruit as the finish bounces along happily. Drink now. 2,430 cases made. ?HS .

Nick Stock (2011)92 pts

‘Brilliant pale straw colour with watery hue. The nose displays lifted aromas of tropical fruits, spice and citrus. The palate is very full in style with concentrated mouthfilling flavours of tropical fruits and very ripe pear with a spicy back palate. Excellent texture. Clean finish with aftertaste of tropical fruits and spice. A very concentrated powerful example of the varietal that perhaps pushes the boundaries in terms of ripeness sacrificing some freshness and vibrancy. Drink now (2010).’ – 92 points, Nicks Wine Merchants,

Vinification Notes

33% of the Violinist was fermented and matured in 67% new American and33% new French oak.