Region: South Australia
Variety: Red Wine
Mollydooker Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz 2015 has an incredibly lifted nose. Aromas of ripe blackberry, dark cherry and mocha greet you, followed by rich black liquorice and vanilla pod notes. The careful use of American oak hums seamlessly in the background and finishes with a beautiful creamy mouthfeel.Shiraz wine refers to the wine historically produced around the city of Shiraz in Iran. These wines were white and existed in two different styles: dry wines for drinking young, and sweet wines meant for aging. The latter wines were compared to "an old sherry" (one of the most prized European wines of the day), and at five years of age were said to have a fine bouquet and nutty flavor. The dry white Shiraz wines (but not the sweet ones) were fermented with significant stem contact, which should have made these wines rather phenolic, i.e., rich in tannins. Shiraz wine and the city of Shiraz are not connected with the modern-day red grape variety "Shiraz", a homonym used in Australia and some other countries for the grape variety Syrah, which apparently originates from northern Rhône valley in France.The modern Shiraz grape, now known to be identical to the Syrah grape, was brought to Australia by James Busby (recognised as the father of Australian wine). Busby travelled through Spain and France collecting vine cuttings that were the foundation of the Australian wine industry. Despite being genetically identical, the Shiraz grape tastes and looks different compared to its European siblings especially when grown in warm climates.