Morambro Creek Shiraz 2007
Inky ruby colour. Spicy, strongly perfumed bouquet of red berries, cherry, cracked pepper and fresh flowers. Medium-bodied, red/black berry flavours are sharply focused, minerality adds depth. Inpressive finish with juicy berry qualities following through.
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.
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.
Our sole objective is to produce the best wines possible from our unique vineyard site. 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 warm summer days are 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.
2007 Morambro Creek Shiraz
Score: 90 Points
Review by: Jay Miller , Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate #186
The purple-colored 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon was aged in 35% new French barriques. It exhibits an already complex aromatic array of eucalyptus/mint, cedar, spice box, black currant and blackberry. On the palate it has excellent depth, plenty of savory fruit, ripe tannin, and a lengthy finish. It will evolve for another 2-3 years and provide pleasure from 2010 to 2018. Morambro Creek was founded in 1994 by the Bryson family with the first vintage in 1998. They farm a total of 420 acres. Their two new releases are outstanding efforts as well as excellent values.
Morambro Creek 2007 Shiraz
Review by: Daily Telegraph Best Weekend
This is from Padthaway on South Australia's Limestone Coast, one of our most under-rated shiraz regions. A show gold medallist, it has layers of black fruit, oak and tannins. It's rich and full-bodied with bright flavours and a spicy edge. A good match for roast beef. Stockists 0412 809 855.