2006 Mollydooker Shiraz The Boxer Wine Review

After experiencing The Boxer from 2005, there was a certain expectation when the release of the 2006 hit the shelves.  I’m happy to say I wasn’t disappointed, and in fact, I might be so bold as to say it is even better than it’s predecessor!

The Boxer is bold and powerful.  The color is a deep, inky, purple.  It’s bursting with fruit.  And, wow, what a finish!

Comments from the Winemaker:

This Shiraz is a knock out! The 2005 was an enormous hit, after receiving 95 points from Robert Parker and being selected by him as the “Best Value Wine in the World under $20”.

The 2006 will knock you out again with exuberant fruit, incredible flavors and color, and great length. The fruit is sourced from our Shiraz vineyards in McLaren Vale, Padthaway & Langhorne Creek.

Excerpts from Reviews of the 2005 Boxer:

The Boxer Shiraz exhibits a black/blue purple color, an incredible density of fruit, along with that tell tale purity, blackberries, white flowers, melted chocolate, sweet licorice and subtle wood. Full bodied, beautifully textured and layered, with an awesome finish it should drink well for 4-6+ years. 95 points. Robert Parker Jr Wine Advocate # 165

SMART BUY. Dark and dense. A big wine yet lively with nutmeg-and cinnamon scented blackberry, cherry and licorice flavors, balanced against firm but well integrated tannins. Needs some time to soften. Best from 2007 through 2014. 91 points. Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator Nov 15 2006

The 2005 Boxer was #68 in the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2006


Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.