De Morgenzon DMZ Syrah 2009

Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa

Price: $15.99
Item No. 108890
  • ST90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

DMZ is De Morgenzon's value label, where the objective is to produce classic, elegant, well-balanced wines which over-deliver in terms of quality for price. The nose of this round, elegant Syrah flaunts enticing aromas of ripe berries and red plum with delicate floral notes. Juicy layers of rich, vibrant berry fruit unfold on the palate, backed by hints of pepper, cinnamon and vanilla.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright red-ruby. Mulberry, dark cherry, licorice, wild herbs, chocolate and a whiff of game on the nose. Lush and deep but not at all heavy, with sexy, varietally accurate flavors of dark berries and smoked meat. This really expands and gains in sweetness toward the back. The broad finish features substantial ripe tannins. A mouthful of syrah for the price. Incidentally, with this vintage the variety on the label was changed from shiraz to syrah, which is much more reflective of the wine's style."
90 Points

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Rating:
(3/4/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
7+ yes delicious nose, earthy and smoky taste, very well balanced, medium and smooth body, long finish, good for the price
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Rating:
(5/28/2012)
acidy side
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De Morgenzon is Dutch for the morning sun, a fitting name for this boutique property high on the Stellenboschkloof, which is the first to be touched by the rising sun's rays. De Morgenzon's high altitude vineyards command sweeping views of Table Mountain and Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Embracing the philosophy that a biodiverse and ecologically sensitive...

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Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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