Morambro Creek Shiraz 2009
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 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.
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.
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.
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