A uniquely Australian blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon is composed to create this wine of power and distinction. The Morrison Vineyard for which the wine is named, is situated directly across from the winery in the sub region of Leasingham. This vineyard is affectionately known as “The Golden Hillside” for the spectacular way the vineyard glistens in the morning sun.
A dry yet cooler vintage, 2019 has delivered smaller yields of highly flavoured fruit. The lower-than-average rainfall between December and harvest created a few challenges. There were some extreme weather conditions during the growing season, including the lowest temperature recorded in spring and the highest ever temperature in summer, but the grapes showed great resilience. Shiraz thrived under these dry and reasonably cool conditions.
The Shiraz is sourced from the Morrison vineyard and the Cabernet is grown on the opposite ridge. These parcels were vinified separately in open fermenters, before being carefully basket pressed into new and seasoned French oak barrels for 16 months.
Opaque, inky purple, with a vibrant crimson rim.
A brooding and complex aroma with blue fruits, charcuterie, milk chocolate, blackberry, plums and spice.
Awash with layer upon layer of dark fruits, blackberry and hints of olive tapenade, red cherry and red liquorice. Don’t forget the touch of black pepper. There is obscene concentration of fruit here, with dense and chewy tannins inking the tongue bound by a slightly charry, savoury edge leading through to an unctuous and full flavoured finish.
Hard cheeses or perfectly cooked steak.