Ultra-rich and decadent, Morgan’s 08 Double L shows its signature tropical fruit, apricot and mineral flavors, accented with the smoky vanilla, buttered toast and caramel from toasted oak, and brightened with acidity. Although it’s dry, it’s oozing in glycerine and honey. Will not age, so drink up.
This is a fancy Syrah, the result of a small crop in this cool vintage. The flavors are concentrated in blackberries, black currants and purple plums, with cured meat and black pepper complexities. Oak adds a lush layer of smoke, vanilla and wood tannins. Complex and delicious now and through 2013.
Big, rich and heavy as usual, a full-bodied Pinot Noir with thick tannins and jammy cherry, berry, currant and oak flavors. Rather clumsy now, this heroic Pinot Noir might do interesting things over the years.