The fire was roaring, the Christmas lights were strung, and then the Christmas tree was finally decorated. Wine o’clock was fast approaching. It was a very cold winter’s evening and I wanted a big, bold wine. I looked over my collection and pondered my choice. I was eager to continue tasting through the Mollydooker Wines current releases. Thus, a bottle of Mollydooker 2010 Two Left Feet called my name.
This blog post is a continuation in tasting through the latest Mollydooker releases. This post will continue on with the wines of The Lefty collection, which this wine is a part of. The 2010 Two Left Feet, named after Sparky and Sarah’s dancing ability, is a red blend composed of 72% Shiraz, 16% Merlot, and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is aged in 94% American oak and 6% French oak. In the glass, the wine poured a deep, dark purple color. Swirling the wine in the glass revealed the wine’s long, thick legs. This wine has an abundance of fruit on the nose from plums, to raspberries, and cherries. There is also a touch of vanilla, oak and spice that you get as well. On the palate, the wine is very big and luscious. Flavors of plum, currant, and cherry are predominant, as well as a touch of cocoa powder. This wine is super silky and smooth on the palate and finishes long with a touch of vanilla. This wine comes in at a high 16% alcohol content however there is no heat present that you would normally get from a wine with a higher alcohol content and it is very balanced.
This is a great winter red blend and one that you would enjoy on a cold winter’s night next to a roaring fire like I did. It would make a great pairing for hearty winter stews, beef, pork, or lamb dishes. Don’t forget to do the Mollydooker Shake before enjoying this wine.
Sparky and Sarah hit another home run with this one. I have tasted several of Mollydooker’s wines across several vintages over the last year or so and Two Left Feet has consistently been one of my favorites. I really love this wine and would highly recommend it to you. You can find it on the Mollydooker website for $25 per bottle. To find it closer to where you are, use Wine-Searcher. At around $25 per bottle (depending on where you purchase it), it is definitely a great value on a wonderful winter wine you will want to have on hand. Be sure to check out the Mollydooker website to learn more about all their wines.
*This wine was sent as a media sample for review purposes