Flagship is Bruce Dukes’ finest expression of the iconic Margaret River varietals. Flagship is our passion and inspiration, the reason we make wine. From terroir and fruit selection, to palate and aroma, Bruce Dukes expertly balances these variables, resulting in wines that are complex and ultimately delicious.
Our finest cuvee of Cabernet Sauvignon from the heart of Margaret River. A single vineyard selection of the prized “Houghton clone” planted in 1978 and then another section in 1982. These fully mature and majestic vines are some of the oldest in the region, planted by the second wave of winegrowing pioneers. The gravelly soils of the vineyard are flanked by the dominant native hard wood trees named Jarrah. Jarrah trees are a favourable and exact biological indicator that the site is ideally matched to Cabernet Sauvignon.
Fruit expression from this site includes violets, cassis and mulberry. Indeed, mulberry is a very attractive fruit character which is a unique part of the terroir expression of Margaret River Cabernet. This cuvee is named to reflect this unique mulberry character; Morus australis being the genus and species name for the mulberry tree.
Mulberry, cassis and cocoa flavours mingle with exotic spices, anise and a hint of aromatic violet. This wine has extraordinary fruit character displaying depth and poise. Elegantly structured with fine, silky ripe tannins, this wine is to be cherished and is destined to evolve over time. A finely detailed wine.
Varietal : Cabernet Sauvignon,
Brand name : 2012 Morus Cabernet Sauvignon,
Liquor style : red wine,
Country : Australia,
Region : Margaret River wineries,
State : Western Australia,
winecompanion.com.au Bruce Dukes' career dates back over 25 years, its foundations built around a degree in agronomy from the University of WA, followed by a master's degree in viticulture and agronomy from the University of California, Davis. Stemming directly from this was a four-year stint at Francis Ford Coppola's iconic Niebaum Coppola winery in the Napa Valley. Back in WA he worked with a consultancy and contract winemaking business in Margaret River in 2000. The winery was set up to handle small and large amounts of fruit, but it was not until 2012 that he moved to set up his own winemaking business, Domaine Naturaliste.
Decanter June 2015
Huon Hooke.com Rated highly Decanter Magazine Expressive bright red fruit on the nose, Wonderful lively structure with inky dark fruit beneath. Serious finish with touches of cedar and oak with it.