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Morgenster Reserve 2003

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Colour: Saturated ruby red.

Palate: The palate offers ripe fruit, bedded in finely knit ripe tannins. All these to assail the palate with a level of density, structure and viscosity to offer an outstanding mouth-feel.  A liquid velvet texture is transformed by a rocky, minerally element. A complete wine with a classic elegance and excellent finish.

Nose: Sexy aromas of dark berries, cassis and kirsch, hints of chocolate and mocha.

Accolades: 83rd International Dijon Gourmet Fair in France – Gold Platter Guide 2007: 4½ stars  Wine Magazine September 2006: 4 stars  Calyon Trophy 2007: Top 10  Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate: 93 points  Steve Tanzer International Wine Cellar March / April 2007: 91+  Decanter 2008: Bronze  Inclusion in the book "1001 Wines You Must Try Before You Die" by Neil Beckett

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R 2,831.99 per 6

Technical Analysis

Food Suggestions Think rich and bold when looking to match this wine: game, venison, lamb, goats' milk and mature cheese and interesting salad leaves.
In The Vineyard An outstanding vintage offered concentrated, structured and generous reds. Even growth and ripening resulted in ripe tannin structure and good skin concentration.
In The Cellar Individual components were matured for 13 months in central French forest oak; 90% new. 25% of the Merlot and Cabernet Franc underwent malolactic fermentation in barrel.
Winemaker Marius Latengan
Main Variety Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol 14.00
Appellation Stellenbosch
ph 3.65
rs 2.50
Total Acid 5.90
Style Dry
Type Red
Body Full
Taste Fruity
Ageing Potentail This, our third vintage under the Morgenster label, we consider the best to date. Older vines offer a wine with great complexity and classic elegance. We expect this wine to drink beautifully at 10 years old and it will age for a further 10.
Blend Information 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot

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The composition of this wine begins in the vineyard where careful pruning and canopy management ensures optimal shoot and bunch positioning. The goal is to ensure that individual vines are in perfect balance. Consistent viticultural practices combined with experimental winemaking become the precursors for specific site selection for this, our flagship estate blend. The selection process continues through harvest, hand-sorting of bunches as they enter the cellar and again after barrel maturation. The rigorous attention to detail ensures complexity, tannin structure and above all, elegance that differentiates the Morgenster blend.

This, our third vintage under the Morgenster label, we consider the best to date. Older vines offer a wine with great complexity and classic elegance. Our Olive oil has been called “Liquid Gold”, this is our “Liquid Velvet”.

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