An excellent year for this style in Rutherglen- Stanton & Killeen and Pfeiffer made outstanding wines.
But this is the VP from Morris (correct but clumsily Morris’s on the label). The cork on this 20 year-old has performed its task – the wine (87% Shiraz, 13% Cab Sav) is a vibrant but slightly murky crimson (very little sediment when decanted); camphor, cherries, cocoa and mixed spices; the palate shows more dark fruits, especially plum; powdery tannins; a sneaky, approachable wine that looked better each time around, and positively youthful. The spirit has integrated beautifully. Warm, cuddly and no rush to drink this wine.
This wine that looked absolutely better with each assessment; complexity building – and longevity – becoming more apparent.
Drink to 2032, and 94 points
2 thoughts on “1997 Morris VP”
Great tasting notes. I’ve just opened one myself, 2nd of 6, and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. Loads of dark chocolate and dates, sweetish but beautifully balanced, delightful and surprisingly fresh.
Its fantastic when you reallly enjoy a wine and have bottles to savour in the future (I have two bottles remaining of the 1997 Morris VP). And there is no rush here; the wine has a long drinking span ahead.