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Morambro Creek Shiraz 2009

Tasting Notes

Deep inky black & purple in colour. The nose is perfumed with violet, blackberry, vanilla and spice with a touch of earth and liquorice over white pepper in the background. Expansive palate, smooth lush ripe back fruits nicely balanced oak, plenty of concentration with a long finish.

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 Shiraz 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

It started out full bore with the usual warm February weather. All our grape varieties started to ripen at the same time making it one of our most compact vintages to date. Vine-balance was carefully monitored, resulting in fruit that demonstrate the vibrancy and fruit-derived characters that we strive for in our wines.


Reviews
  • 2009 Morambro Creek Shiraz
    Score: 94 points Review by: Wine Showcase
    Powerful plum fruit flavours reinforced by good use of oak, nicely weighted with long lingering finish.

 

Awards
  • SILVER MEDAL
    IWSC International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011
  • DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
    San Francisco International Wine Competition 2011
  • PLATINUM MEDAL / 96 POINTS
    Tastings.com 2011 World Value Wine Challenge - USA

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Winemaker
Ben Riggs

Colour
Deep inky black & purple in colour.

Bouquet
The nose is perfumed with violet, blackberry, vanilla and spice with a touch of earth and liquorice over white pepper in the background.

Palate
Expansive palate, smooth lush ripe back fruits nicely balanced oak, plenty of concentration with a long finish.

Grape Variety
Shiraz 100%

Growing Region
Padthaway

Date Bottled
29.09.2010

% Alcohol
15.0

Residual Sugar
2.6

Acidity
6.28

pH
3.41