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Morgenster, Lourens River Valley - 2003(SL-A8340)

Morgenster,  Lourens River Valley - 2003

Tasting Note

“A blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc matured entirely in 300-liter French oak for 13 months. It has r... (more...)ipe raspberry, leather, animal fat, sage and rosemary on the lifted nose. The palate is well-defined on the entry with good substance on the fleshy dry finish with hints of cedar and cigar box. This is a lovely Right Bank-style wine. Although I am not totally convinced that Bordeaux blends are a strong hand for South Africa, Morgenster proved that they can produce a sublime combination of Old World meets New World Cabernet/Merlot based wines. Since 1999, the busiest man in Bordeaux, Pierre Lurton, has consulted for Morgenster and together with winemaker Henry Kotze they impart a tangible Bordeaux sensibility to the wine. Their classically styled Proprietary Red is one of South Africa’s most eligible wines for aging.”Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

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