Dukes The Morrisey Great Southern Shiraz Cabernet 2017
96 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY & 93 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE ICONIC DUKES THE MORRISEY SHIRAZ CABERNET
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- 96 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY
- 93 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE
- 92 POINT RATED NICK BUTLER
- 5 STAR RATED WINERY JAMES HALLIDAY AUSTRALIAN WINE COMPANION
Dukes The Morrisey Great Southern Shiraz Cabernet 2017 is an elegant blend. Herbs & spice & plums & soft tannins.
96 Point Rated - James Halliday Wine Companion
"Duke Ransom swore never to produce a cabernet shiraz blend, but comments made repeatedly over the years about the special quality of small parts of the cabernet and shiraz blocks led him to mark the spots with tape in '17, and this 60/40% blend was born dedicated to one of Duke's lifelong best friends, Peter Morrissey. It has turned out so synergistic it will be made each year (quality permitting), its black fruit flavours and supple mouthfeel undeniably delicious."
93 Point Rated - Huon Hooke The Real Review
"Deep red colour with a good purple rim and a subdued but attractive bouquet of bright, fresh herbs, red berries and subtle spiciness. The wine is taut and refined, tense and nervy, with elegance and persistence. The line and length of the palate are excellent. A compact wine which promises to unfurl much more given time."
92 Point Rated - Nick Butler The Real Review
"Subdued in the glass, garnet-red colour. The nose is complex: a mix of red and blue berries, plum sauce, hoisin and cedar. More savoury than fruited. The reverse on the palate - fruit leading the charge - spicy oak and soft tannins. Showing signs of development."
Duke and Hilde Ranson ended their long search for the perfect property to establish their vineyard as their "retirement". The first vine was planted on Duke's 60th birthday, on the 5th August, 1999. When other people think of retirement, Duke and Hilde Ranson started their wine-making careers.
With Duke’s background in Agriculture and a long love affair with wine, it was not altogether a surprise when Duke and Hilde purchased a block in the Riesling belt in the Porongurup.
They decided to plant beautiful Riesling, beloved Cabernet Sauvignon (by Duke) and spicy Shiraz. Ten hectares of vines were planted on the 60 hectare farm. ‘Porongurup Pure’ sheep are agisted on the remaining acreage. The vineyard is situated at the foot of the heritage-listed Porongurup Range and also overlooks the Stirling Range to the north. It is a cool climate region producing soft reds and is a premium region for Riesling. The cellar door opened in 2002, to serve their first ever vintage, 2001 Riesling.
The entire staff consists of six, with Duke and Hilde included. They are a small, passionate, family orientated crew, who all know the place like the back of their hand.
Duke’s Vineyard is the dream that is now reality - and although retirement is looming, Duke and Hilde remain as enthusiastic about their project as they were on the day they first saw the property.
Great Southern, Western Australia
|Grape Variety:||Cabernet Shiraz|
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar for the next decade|
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