Morgenster, Lourens River Valley

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Tasting Note

A blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc matured entirely in 300-liter French oak for 13 months, the 2003 Lourens River Valley offers more than the 2000.

It has ripe raspberry, 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.

Product Information

  • Red Wine

  • Red - Smooth, Medium Bodied

  • Morgenster

  • Corius Visser

  • South Africa

  • Stellenbosch

  • Merlot

  • 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc

  • 2003

  • Drink now

  • 75cl

  • Cork

  • 14%

  • 2.5 g/l

  • 5.6 g/l

  • Yes

Winemaking

From Helderberg ward in Stellenbosch. Lourens River Valley, the very first of the Morgenster wines made in the new state of the art cellar by Marius Lategan after he joined the team in 1999. After having been intricately involved in the design of his cellar, his very next 'assignment' was to spend a vintage with Pierre Lurton at the revered Chateau Cheval Blanc in Saint Emilion. "Their strict management of phenolic and tannin components right from the vineyard to maturation made a life-long impression for me." What more could a winemaker want? Morgenster's exacting focus on quality delivers remarkable elegance combined with terrific ageing potential. The philosophy behind the wine begins with vineyard selection from sites above 200m, on Northwest-facing slopes, which attract a maritime influence from False Bay to preserve the delicate Merlot fruit characteristics.

Food Recommendation

Most dishes incorporating game (two- or four-legged), lamb, ostrich or small antelope (good luck finding them).

Press

  • A blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc matured entirely in 300-liter French oak for 13 months, the 2003 Lourens River Valley offers more than the 2000. It has ripe 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. Scored 90/100

    • The Wine Advocate, August 2011
    • Neal Martin
  • The Best Wine in Japan Competition (Connoisseurs Category) 2013: Platinum
    The Best Wine in Japan Competition (Professional Category) 2013: Gold
    Platter Guide 2007: 4½ stars
    Classic Wine Trophy 2007: Gold
    Michelangelo Wine Awards 2006: Gold
    American Wine & Spirit Wholesaler Competition 2010: Gold
    Steve Tanzer: 90/100

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