Why you should try: Enchanted Path, together with Carnival of Love, forms Mollydooker's "Love Series", another amazing wine with great value
Estate Background: Mollydooker has become THE "cult wine" of Australia but at wine-lovers friendly price. The winery was founded in 2005 by Sarah and Sparky Marquis, an acclaimed husband-and-wife winemaking team. They introduced their own scientific "Marquis Vineyard Watering Programme" and "Marquis Fruit Weight" index to monitor and progress of the vines. The result speaks to itself. Mollydooker's superb quality of their first vintage of 2005 brought them immediate world's attention. Both Sarah and Sparky are left-handed, hence the name of the winery, which literally means "left-handed" in Australian local slang.
Blend: 66% Shiraz / 34% Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Advocate: 96
"The 2005 Enchanted Path (66% Shiraz and 34% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in primarily American oak, 60% new) is fashioned from relatively young vines. It reveals an amazing opaque purple/blue/black color (always a hallmark of Marquis wines), a full-bodied, powerful, smoky nose, extravagant layers of fruit, spice, glycerin, and extract, full body, superb intensity, tremendous richness, and a seamless personality. It is a textbook example of a southern Australian red at its richest, fullest, and most pure. For consumers with open minds and progressive palates, this amazing red should age beautifully for 10-15 years." (Oct 2006)