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Morambro Creek Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Tasting Notes

Deep purple in colour. A rich powerful nose of cassis with overtones of vanilla and coffee. Lush, ripe palate dominated by black fruits, cherry and chocolate. Full bodied with savory, integrated fruit tannins and persistent finish, all in balance with the alcohol.

Winemaking Report

Winemaking at Morambro Creek is very traditional and labour intensive. Oak maturation takes place using 35-40% new barrels both French and American. In good cellars, Morambro Creek Cabernet Sauvignon can age for anywhere from 7 to 10 years.

This blend was put together using select barrels from our family estate that best demonstrate the intensity of our fruit balanced by integrated oak.

Vintage Conditions

The 2007 Vintage in Australia has been one of the most challenging in memory. It started with severe spring frosts which caused some minimal damage and loss to a portion of our vineyard. Widespread drought over several years meant that soil moisture levels in many vineyards were low.

Due to higher temperatures and low rainfall, the harvest of early and late varieties were compressed, leading to a compact harvest. It’s not all doom and gloom though with tiny berry formation, the fruit we processed showed great intensity and quality.

Vineyard Notes

At Morambro Creek, our sole objective is to produce the best wines possible from our unique vineyard site. Planted on own rootstock and located in the Padthaway valley which is comprised of rich Terra Rosa soils our estate vineyard benefits from excellent sun exposure producing grapes of optimum flavour, colour and tannin development. The heat generated during the day is moderated each evening by coastal winds that cool the vines and result in a longer ripening period. This extended period allows for the grape tannins and seed to fully ripen prior to being harvested, thus creating wines that are rich and supple on the palate.

Our pursuit of great wine can also be seen in the meticulous management of our vineyard. We strive for low crop yields and small grape bunches of intense flavour, and whilst we employ the latest technology in the vineyard to help us achieve vine balance and reduced vigour, we harvest when the fruit reaches full flavour development.


Reviews
  • 2007 Morambro Creek Cabernet Sauvignon
    Score: 90 Points
    Review by: Jay Miller , Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate #186
    The 2008 Shiraz-Cabernet was aged in a mix of French and American oak, 35% new. Purple-colored, it emits a perfume of cedar, spice box, black currant, black cherry, and chocolate. Full-bodied, structured, and well-balanced, this savory blend will evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now.

 

Awards
  • 5 STARS
    2009 Winestate Magazine July’09 – Top in Category
  • SILVER
    2009 San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • 90 POINTS
    2009 Wine Advocate # 181
  • SILVER
    2009 San Francisco International Wine Competition

Other Vintages
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Closure
Screw Cap

Colour
Deep purple

Bouquet
A rich powerful nose of cassis with overtones of vanilla and coffee

Palate
Lush, ripe palate dominated by black fruits, cherry and chocolate

Grape Variety
100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Growing Region
100% Padthaway

Date Bottled
25.06.2008

% Alcohol
15.2%

Residual Sugar
0.7g/L

Acidity
6.4g/L

pH
3.43

Maturation
35-40% new barrels both French and American