The 2019 Blue Eyed Boy is dense in color with vibrant dark purple hues. A complex, alluring and lifted nose of blueberry, fresh plum, and hints of mocha cream leap from the glass. Powerful yet delicate, the wine voices luscious layers of fresh berries, aniseed spice and a finishing note of chocolate cream. Generous and dynamic layers allow the subtle tannins to create a seamless finish and great length.
94 Points Wine Spectator – “A succulent, juicy red, with huckleberry, plump blackberry and blueberry preserves that show hints of salted dark chocolate, dried violet and cardamom. Beyond the generous fruit flavors is a structure of polished tannins, with hints of palo santo, dried herbs and tobacco, adding depth and intrigue on the finish. Drink now through 2046. 3,600 cases made, 1,980 cases imported.”
92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – “The 2019 Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz blends fruit from Langhorne Creek and McLaren Vale, matures in American oak (54% new, the balance second use) and delivers the kind of pleasure overload Mollydooker fans are accustomed to. Waves of chocolate, blackberry, plum and vanilla emerge from the glass, while the full-bodied palate is supple, generous and velvety in feel, and the lengthy finish adds hints of licorice. If there’s any criticism, it’s that the wine is rather formless and does show a bit of alcoholic warmth (it’s labeled at 16% alcohol), so its ability to evolve in a positive direction is probably limited.”