Morgenster, Morgenster 2009 Magnum

Morgenster, Morgenster 2009 Magnum

Morgenster, Morgenster 2009 Magnum

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Morgenster, Morgenster 2009 Magnum

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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.

Clearly, the Morgenster brains trust led by Cheval Blanc’s Pierre Lurton in a consultative role have tended to favour Merlot and you have to conclude that this was done in an effort to replicate the plushness of Right Bank Bordeaux. Ironically, it’s when Left Bank Cab is allowed more of a role that Morgenster makes its best wines.

VINEYARD

Stellenbosch

REGION

Helderberg ward

VINTAGE CONDITIONS

An outstanding vintage offered concentrated, structured and generous reds. Even growth and ripening resulted in ripe tannin structure and good skin concentration.

GRAPE VARIETIES

39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, 15% Petit Verdot and 14% Cabernet Franc.

MATURATION

The 2009 spent 18 months in French oak, 60% new. It shows dark fruit, violets and attractive oak notes on the nose. The palate has excellent fruit weight, fresh acidity and firm but fine tannins. It’s full but balanced, the oak very well judged.

FOOD MATCHES

Think rich and bold when looking to match this wine; game, venison, lamb, goats’ milk and mature cheese and interesting salad leaves

WINEMAKER COMMENTS

COLOUR: Saturated ruby red

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

PALATE: The palate impression offers ripe fruit, bedded in finely knitted ripe tannins. All these combine 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.

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