The Mollydooker Two Left Feet Shiraz Cabernet Merlot is a spectacular example of how Shiraz, Merlot and Cabernet can be blended together to create flavours that complement each other so well. Lavish aromas of chocolate, cherry and vanilla cream, lead to a palate of deep plum, spice and liquorice. With soft, integrated tannins and lingering flavours, this is an opulent wine and seriously delicious.
We make Two Left Feet using The Scooter, The Maitre D’ and The Boxer. Each vintage we blend the three finished wines until we find the perfect balance. Sometimes it calls for more Scooter than Maitre D’ and sometimes the other way round, every year is different. This years’ blend is 71% Shiraz, 15% Merlot, 14% Cabernet. Vintage Report Vintage began slightly earlier than usual on the 26th February and went on to be one of our most exciting and challenging vintages to date.
Awards & Accolades
- 2014 WS 91; Winestate 4 stars
- 2013 WS 90
- 2012 WS 90 and ‘Top Value Wine’; Winestate 4.5 stars
- 2011 WS 92 and ‘Smart Buy’; Winestate 4 stars and ‘Top in Class’
- 2010 WA 90; WS 90
- 2009 WA 91+; WS 90
- 2008 WA 90 2007 WA 93
- 2006 WA 93 and ‘Excellent Value under $25’; WS 90
- 2005 WA 94 and ‘Best Buy under $20’; WS 90
An unseasonably dry spring produced an early budburst and still conditions gave the fruit a chance to set in beautifully. Heat spikes in January followed by 11 days over 35°C (95F) in the first 23 days of February, meant that careful monitoring of the vines health using the Marquis Vineyard Watering Programme™ was integral in producing high quality grapes. Despite the seasonal challenges, we harvested a total of 1026.24 tonnes and processed 72 individual parcels of fruit.
Due to our scrupulous Fruit Weight™ guidelines and our commitment to excellence, this years’ fruit did not achieve the desired Fruit Weights™ for Enchanted Path, Carnival of Love and Velvet Glove.
On the bright side, this meant that some incredible fruit was used to make our 2015 Lefty and Family wines. Combining quality fruit with some very clever and methodical winemaking, the results are simply outstanding.
The owners of Mollydooker Wines, Sarah & Sparky Marquis, are some of the most decorated winemakers in the world. They have received ve 99-point scores from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate; four of their wines have been chosen in the Wine Spectator’s ‘Top 100’ and their Carnival of Love Shiraz has made the Wine Spectator ‘Top 10’ list 3x including the 2012 Carnival of Love Shiraz which was awarded the No.2 Wine in the World.
Sarah and Sparky have been named ‘Australian Winemakers of the Year’, have been chosen by Robert Parker among the ‘Top Wine Personalities in the World’, and have been crowned ‘McLaren Vale’s Bushing King and Queen’ a record three times.