What I Drank Last Night
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Morgenster 2010

Sexy and I know it.

The 2010 vintage was Henry Kotzé’s first at Morgenster in Somerset West after his move from Eikendal and the farm’s two Bordeaux-style reds from that year have just been released. The Lourens River Valley 2010 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Franc, 33% … [Read more...]

Eikendal Chardonnay 2009

Eikendal winemaker Nico Grobler.

Eikendal in Stellenbosch will be hosting its annual Weintaufe Harvest Celebration on Sunday, 4 March and I’m honoured to have been appointed as the “godfather” of the vintage charged with providing a “ceremonial blessing”, in particular the farm’s … [Read more...]

Eikendal Classique 2008

Fruit driven.

Eikendal has long kept a low profile despite the wines having been of more than passable quality. How to explain this? In recent times high winemaker turnover has not helped the cause of this Stellenbosch property, the long-serving Josef Krammer … [Read more...]

Morgenster 2008

"Cashmere tannins".

What impresses about those behind Somerset West property Morgenster is how deliberate they are in the way they go about their business. Owner Giulio Bertrand, an Italian who originally made his money as the manufacturer of luxury fabric and if part … [Read more...]