'Like 100 Christmases in the one glass. Ancient material blended across decades and decades, delivering immense depth, layering and complexity. Smells of dark toasted wood, dark chocolate, currants, raisins, plum paste and alluring, fragrant spices. The palate has a smooth, pillowy texture, rich and spicy raisins and ebb and flow of dried-plum flavors, emanating warmth in treasured layers. Drink now. Screw cap.'
100 Points - Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com (August 2018)
'Dark brown colour with daffodil-yellow rim. Very thick in the mouth, black flavours, beyond fruit or chocolate flavours, though some very intense mocha and espresso. Far more difficult to describe than the others because it’s so tight and tightly woven, so harmonious. Garrigue herbs, even a touch of peach, too. Powerful, sweet, almost medicinal. Probably less approachable than the previous wine, but incredible. Drink now, to eternity.'
99 Points - Decanter (2013)
'Probably the signature wine of Morris... The oldest material in this wine goes back over 100 years, and on average is over 20 years, but that’s not an exact science either.
Dark brown with bright olive green tinges for colour. Sticks to the glass. Holy Moses, the aroma! Smells like sepia-toned olden days! Rancio, molasses, old wood, dried fruit, spice, mustard powder. Insanely complex. You could inhale and have a good time. SO rich to taste though, dense, unctuous, rolling with waves of molasses, concentrated dried fruits, wood spice and yet freshened with a glassy undertow of acidity. I don’t know how much length there is here as I can’t stop tasting it, and yet a briny zing helps the palate get past the richness too. So complex and dense. Layers and layers in a potion that feels like it moves without urgency. Decadent and glorious. Emphatically awesome.'
98 Points - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front (Reviewed 2013)
'Very deep tawny-brown colour with black tints, a little yellow-green in the rim. The bouquet is very rich and toffee/raisin-like with rum-and-raisin chocolate notes and the palate is tremendously rich, viscous, concentrated, powerful and long. It stains the glass - a profound wine of great age and quality. Great balance and seamless palate texture. An outstanding muscat.'
98 Points - Huon Hooke (May 2018)
'The juxtaposition of extreme complexity and concentration with unusually smooth mouthfeel will undoubtedly add to the speed with which the glass is emptied - if consumed outside home, a designated driver is essential. Possibly from a batch with a little more young(ish) wine included.'
97 Points - James Halliday (October 2017)
'Imagine the aromas of a cloved orange pomander, the best dark chocolate and toffee, raisins plumped up with brandy, this Rare has that and a hundred times more. The palate ineffably complex save to say smooth, warming and in tiptop shape. 500ml.'
98 Points - James Halliday
'Rumour has it that Morris is privileged to the largest reserves of old Tokay and Muscat in the country, and a recent poke through its grand barrel shed reveals a heritage like I have seen nowhere in the world. The price at which you and I can procure a bottle of this heritage is laughable, making Morris’ twenty-year-old rare as affordable as the grand tokays of many other houses. In a 500mL bottle (most rares are sold in 375s), this remains one of the undiscovered treasures of the wine world. Its colour is immense, black, with barely a rim. It’s laced with raisins, dried apricots, white fruitcake and gorgeous savoury spice of immense persistence, with a backdrop of lively acidity perfectly offset by honeyed sweetness, wonderfully seamless and balanced.'
98 Points - Tyson Stelzer