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Lourens River Valley 2003

A keeper.

The motivation behind the 10 Year Old Wine Awards instituted last year was to explore the age-worthiness of South African reds and out of 73 wines from the 2003 vintage entered, both the Morgenster and the second-label from the Somerset West property … [Read more...]

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...]

Morgenster 2003 vs. Lourens River Valley 2003

Morgenster 2003 vs. Lourens River Valley 2003

Yesterday an interesting comparison between the Morgenster 2003 and the second-label Lourens River Valley 2003 from the Somerset West property where famously Pierre Lurton of Cheval Blanc consults. The flagship wine was a blend of 37% Cabernet … [Read more...]

Morgenster 2009

Finely crafted.

The flagship red 2009 from Morgenster in Somerset West, released on Friday, is easily the best wine this property has made for some time. This is partly a product of 2009 having been such a good vintage but the wine also sees Cabernet Sauvignon is … [Read more...]

Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2001

Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2001

Lourens River Valley 2001 from Morgenster is a blend of 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and  5% Cabernet Franc. The individual varieties were aged per clone for 15 months in French oak, 100% new and once blended, the wine was returned to barrels … [Read more...]