Source: Issue 256 End of August 2021, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 31st Aug 2021, (RP-89)
Mollydooker’s 2019 The Scooter Merlot is one of the few Merlots to be found that’s almost entirely matured in American oak (93%, with the balance being French). The upfront vanilla is obvious (one-third of the barrels are new, with the balance being second and third use), but it’s backed by oodles (a technical term) of black cherries, while hints of plums and mocha also appear. Full-bodied and supple, it’s a decadent, creamy wine for drinking over the near term, finishing with soft tannins and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Drink Date 2021 – 2023