De Morgenzon Shiraz Dmz 2008

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This vintage marks the debut of De Morgenzon’s DMZ label, where the objective is to produce classic, elegant, well-ba...

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  • ST: 89

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Almost smells like it’s got a bit of Pinotage in there with it’s smoky, rubber tones but that may simply be some reductive funk as it begins blows... Read more

Kind of fruit-bomby, a bit smokey and spicy, I didn't enjoy this too much, but the balance is there. Read more

Bright and a little spicy on the nose, flavors are darker, smooth with a good fresh acidity, a nice medium-thick mouthfeel and spice on the finish. Read more

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Editorial Reviews for De Morgenzon Shiraz Dmz

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065197,545
3.50 5
10/30/2009

Almost smells like it’s got a bit of Pinotage in there with it’s smoky, rubber tones but that may simply be some reductive funk as it begins blows off with air. Revealing tons of cracked pepper with some subtle soil and herbal tones adding detail to the tight, floral black fruits. A bit of a small nose but well balanced and complete. Really tight on entry with nice tannins and balanced acid but this is just a baby. There are nice black raspberry notes and that floral, forest floor from the nose is quite pronounced in the mouth but this feels and tastes closed. Clean and crisp on the finish. This seems to have all the pieces in place to emerge as a very well balanced Shiraz in 6-12 months but for now let it rest. 87pts


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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,528
2.50 5
10/30/2009

Kind of fruit-bomby, a bit smokey and spicy, I didn't enjoy this too much, but the balance is there.


3.00 5
10/30/2009

Bright and a little spicy on the nose, flavors are darker, smooth with a good fresh acidity, a nice medium-thick mouthfeel and spice on the finish.

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,201
3.50 5
11/04/2009

raspberries and blackberries on the nose, round on the palate, easily drinkable, the tannins are not overpowering, the fruit is full and jam-like and delicious. easily drinkable with friends.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
10/30/2009

Creamy nose with hints of pyrite. Very mineral in the mouth, with a cool iron and iodine flavor. Intense fruits, bordering on a licorice flavor. Very powerful and intense, with a thick concentrated mouthfeel.


Snooth User: henpow2nd
37906519
2.00 5
03/09/2010

Usually a great producer, but this was way too grapey for me. Some subtle smoke and cocoa flavors, but grape jelly was way too pronounced. I wanted balance, I got Rosemount.


Winemaker's Notes:

This vintage marks the debut of De Morgenzon’s DMZ label, where the objective is to produce classic, elegant, well-balanced wines which over-deliver in terms of quality and value. The voluptuous Shiraz bottling – crafted completely from estate fruit – is brimming with rich, ripe berry and plum flavors coupled with seductive floral notes. Distinctive hints of white pepper, exotic spice and vanilla follow through on the finish. The grapes were handpicked, destemmed, and crushed into stainless steel fermentation tanks, where the juice and skins were left to cold soak for 2 days. During fermentation, pumpovers were performed three times daily. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was pressed off the skins and racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation and aging.

This vintage marks the debut of De Morgenzon’s DMZ label, where the objective is to produce classic, elegant, well-balanced wines which over-deliver in terms of quality and value. The voluptuous Shiraz bottling – crafted completely from estate fruit – is brimming with rich, ripe berry and plum flavors coupled with seductive floral notes. Distinctive hints of white pepper, exotic spice and vanilla follow through on the finish. The grapes were handpicked, destemmed, and crushed into stainless steel fermentation tanks, where the juice and skins were left to cold soak for 2 days. During fermentation, pumpovers were performed three times daily. Once fermentation was complete, the wine was pressed off the skins and racked to barrel for malolactic fermentation and aging.

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