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Morris Cabernet Sauvignon

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Morris is well-known for it's super fortified wines, but they also turn out decent, full-blooded reds that will warm the cockles of your heart on a cold day. Blackberries, cassis and tobacco leaf waft out of the glass, whilst the palate is medium to fuller-bodied, with a fine but solid line of tannins, a decent hit of toasty oak, and a bit of tightness to the finish. This will improve with a couple of years in the cellar.

Winemaker's Notes

A full bodied Rutherglen red with concentration of fruit and tannin. A well balanced wine with excellent medium term cellaring potential.

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Morris Cabernet Sauvignon

Expert Reviews

Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
It's not classic cabernet, but this rustic, richly fruited and powerful regional wine delivers loads of fruit and character. Its fiery, earthy aromas of currants, prunes and dark plums reveal evolving leathery notes as well as minty, menthol-like undertones. SUpported by firm, chalky tannins, it's long and sumptuous, steadily revealing layers of sweet fruit. Give it time.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
89
WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Clean, spicy style with nice cassis varietal fruit characters and fresh vanillin oak support.
WINESTATE Volume 34 (2011) 2011
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Likely to age in a rustic, meaty and chocolatey style, with a dense, wild and briary bouquet of sweet flowers and blueberries, with currant-like fruitcake aromas backed by suggestions of treacle, cloves and molasses. It's deeply ripened but not overcooked, with a sumptuous, raisined presence of berries and plums framed by a firm, mouthcoating extract of powdery tannins, finishing with remarkable structure and length.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
90
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
It's earthy and meaty, clearly made from stressed fruit from a hot vintage. Backed by minty, menthol notes, it's cooked and leathery, lacking genuine brightness of fruit, and despite some handsome firm extract and oak, does become rather hollow down the palate.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
84
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Rich, ripe and earthy, this charmingly regional and rustic cabernet will continue to develop more meaty, leathery complexity. Scented with dark plums and berries backed by suggestions of game, it presents a firm, drying and astringent palate whose plum, berry and currant-like: fruit finishes just a fraction thin. Likely to flesh out with more time in the bottle.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
89
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Generous, well-made wine with broad appeal; is smooth and well balanced, black fruits offset by correct tannins. Good value; high-quality
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
89
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2005 Vintage) says
The Rutherglen region grows a surprising amount of cabernet. A wine like this proves it's not folly. It has velvety texture, lots of gutsy dark-hearted flavour, a good, juicy finish and the vibrancy to keep you coming back for more. What a tremendous package. Delicious quality. If you're looking for a good, solid red at a remarkable price, you would be mad to walk past this.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
92
Jeremy Oliver (2002 Vintage) says
A rustic, old-fashioned and largely over-ripe cabernet that has the depth and structure to last for some time. Its meaty, earthy and gamey aromas of plums, prunes and currants suggests plenty of time hanging to develop sugar sweetness, while its chewy and astringent palate offers sufficient vibrant plum and berry flavour to complement its firm extract.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
89
WINESTATE (2002 Vintage) says
Fresh, cedary, menthol aromas and a big, grippy, tannic palate with earthy varietal fruit flavours 5+
Winestate 20082009
Jeremy Oliver (2001 Vintage) says
Rich, ripe and uncomplicated Rutherglen cabernet with a slightly confectionary aroma of plums, black-currants and raspberries with earthy and vanilla/cedary undertones. Rustic and earthy, its tarry and chocolatey palate offers plenty of thickness and ripeness. Should cellar well.
Australian Wine Annual 2005 2004
89
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Light to medium-bodied; pleasant red and blackberry varietal fruit; balanced tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
87
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium red, with just a touch of purple; the bouquet has minty/herbaceous characters but the palate is rather better, with substance provided by riper fruit and quite chewy tannins on the finish
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
80

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