Having been proponents of Australia’s most unusually unique cult winery for many years, we are always pleased to see offers of the fabulously fun Mollydooker range consistently sell out. A producer which combines its very serious winemaking with a marvellous sense of humour, Sarah and Sparky Marquis founded this disruptive force within the fine wine world as relatively recently as 2005 to effusive yet divisive praise.
As is often the case, the widespread success of a new, unconventional producer in an industry that prides itself on the prestigious histories and endless pedigrees of its most famous names was met with some consternation from traditionalists. Speaking of the inaugural vintage (2005) a number of years ago, Josh Raynolds (Vinous) wrote that the Mollydooker range was comprised of “the more bizarre wines I have ever tasted”. Long before critical acclaim followed, and follow it did, curious oenophiles with a penchant for larger-than-life wines of raw power and exuberant fruit were joyfully delighting in the world of Mollydooker.
Mollydooker is famed the world over for their unrestrained ABVs, no added sulphites and incredibly rich ripe fruit.