This is as life should be - a Carnival of Love. A place where everyone wants to be, and no one wants to leave. Intense ruby red. A bold, lively and expressive Shiraz, the 2018...Read More
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Tasting Notes
  • Region Australia
  • Wine Style Powerful Reds
  • Wine Type Red
  • Grapes Syrah
  • Closure Screw Top
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This is as life should be - a Carnival of Love. A place where everyone wants to be, and no one wants to leave.

Intense ruby red. A bold, lively and expressive Shiraz, the 2018 Carnival of Love begins with raspberry and cassis leading the aromatics, with soft hints of butterscotch. The red fruits are rich with layers of toffee and coconut weaving through the darker plummy fruit that fills the palate. Mocha and spice add more dimensions to an already impressive array of flavours, creating a true celebration of single vineyard McLaren Vale Shiraz.

94 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate "Mollydooker's 2018 Carnival of Love Shiraz is more red-fruited and structured than I expected, given the wine's stated 16% alcohol. Raspberries and cedar mark the nose, with hints of chocolate, espresso and baking spices. In the mouth, it's full-bodied, dense and powerful, with ripe but firm tannins supporting the bright berry flavors, then easing into a long, velvety and mouthwatering finish. It should drink well for around a decade, but if you're shy of tannins, you may want to wait another year or two before opening."

93 Points, Wine Spectator "Aromatic and distinctive, with chai tea, black walnut liqueur and sandalwood details to the plump blackberry and kirsch flavors at the core. Generous and ripe, but the spice and cigar box elements on the finish add a restrained punctuation point. Drink now through 2035."

The grapes were grown on the Gateway vineyard in McLaren Vale Barrel fermented and matured in 100% American oak and 100% new.

15.5% abv.

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Shipping

  • Pricing For 1-12 bottles, shipping is $5.99 for Auckland, $7.99 for the North Island and $9.99 for the South Island. For 13 or more bottles, shipping is $9.99 for Auckland, $14.99 for the North Island and $17.99 for the South Island.
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  • Click and collect is available from our Albany warehouse shop.
  • We do not ship outside of New Zealand.
  • We are unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Delivery is via NZ Couriers.

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