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2009 Mollydooker Gigglepot Cabernet Sauvignon Rated 94/100 Points


In an exclusive tasting of their latest vintage, Mollydooker winery shared their entire 2009 portfolio of Australian wines with wine blogger Brian Pasch. Pasch visited the Mollydooker winery in April 2010 for the exclusive opportunity to be the first to taste and review the 2009 Gigglepot Cabernet Sauvignon along with the entire 2009 Mollydooker portfolio. All of his reviews are posted on

Part of what makes Mollydooker Wines so unique is that their portfolio can vary based on the quality of fruit harvested. The vineyard fruit is scored based on its Marquis Fruit Weight™ score. For example, the Gigglepot is only produced from vineyards that have a 75% Fruit Weight score.

The Gigglepot is one of three Mollydooker Party Wines and is named after the daughter of Sarah and Sparky Marquis, owners of Mollydooker Wines. Their daughter Holly, who appears on the label, is laughing about her appearance in a pair of funny black glasses.

Only 174 cases were made in 2007 which received 94 points from Jay Miller at the Wine Advocate, 92 points from Harvey Steiman at Wine Spectator and was chosen as one of the “Editor’s Most Exciting New Wines”. The 2006 vintage was awarded 95 points by Jay Miller and 91 points by Harvey Steiman. The 2009 vintage of the Gigglepot is again in limited supply.

Pasch describes this wine as, “A massive wine with powerful fruit but also noticeable tannins.” Adding, “The 2009 Gigglepot has more noticeable tannic structure at this stage of its evolution which makes me think that this wine will last 20+ years in the cellar.” Pasch rated the 2009 Gigglepot 94/100 points.

To read his full review on the 2009 Gigglepot, visit

Brian Pasch is releasing all of his notes from his exclusive tasting of the 2009 Mollydooker Vintage. Consumers can also join Pasch’s online wine community to learn more about each wine. The wine community website is

For more information about the Mollydooker Gigglepot Cabernet Sauvignon or to order the 2009 Gigglepot online, visit:

Sarah and Sparky Marquis of Mollydooker Wines:

Husband and wife team Sarah and Sparky Marquis are well known for making award winning wines for Fox Creek, Henry’s Drive, Parsons Flat, Shirvington and Marquis Philips. This fun loving and inspiring couple now focuses exclusively on producing their own Mollydooker Wines. Their motto is ‘We make wines which make people go WOW, through attention to detail and commitment to excellence.’ They guarantee the intense fruit flavors and quality of their wines by rating them on their Marquis Fruit Weight™ scale. This dedication and devotion to their craft has earned them the title of Australian Winemakers of the Year and produced a Wine Spectator Top 10 Wine of the World two years in a row and five wines that have scored 99-points from Robert Parker of the The Wine Advocate.


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