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Morgenster 2011

Yesterday, the launch of the 2011 vintage of the flagship wine from Morgenster with winemaker Henry Kotzé plus Cheval Blanc managing director Pierre Lurton as well as that property’s winemaker Pierre-Olivier Clouet presenting – the Cheval Blanc technical team having played a consulting role at Morgenster since inception. “We look for freshness, balance, ageing potential [...]

April 16, 2015
by Christian Eedes
with 1 Comment

Lourens River Valley 2003

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 namely Lourens River Valley placed among the top 10. A cousin’s 50th birthday [...]

March 3, 2014
by Christian
with 3 Comments

Morgenster 2010

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% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot and was matured for [...]

March 1, 2013
by Christian
with 4 Comments

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 Sauvignon, 33% Cabernet Franc and 30% Merlot and spent 13 months in French oak, 90% new. The second [...]

September 10, 2012
by Christian
with 1 Comment

Morgenster 2009

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 the ascendancy for the first time since 2003, the blend [...]

March 12, 2012
by Christian
with 0 Comments

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 for a further 45 days for integration. Was offered the last bottle [...]

November 24, 2010
by Christian
with 4 Comments
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