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Morgenster Lourens River Lalley Merlot Blend 2003 Wine Review

Morgenster Lourens River Lalley Merlot Blend 2003

Morgenster Lourens River Lalley Merlot Blend 2003

W.O., South Africa

Community Score: 4.5/5

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2008-2015

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Morgenster Lourens River Lalley

Product: 709303

Product: 11380328

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A blend of 68% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc. Juicy and full-bodied. Blackberries and earthy goodness. Coffee and truffle notes.

This was reviewed October 11, 2008 by

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Mymi Thesingingsommelier - Sommelier, FWS rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

In 1992, Giulio Bertrand retired to South Africa from Italy and bought the Morgenster historic farm in Sommerset West, 35 minutes from Cape Town at the Gateway to the Western Cape wine growing region. Instead of retiring, he created the Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate.
The Estate's wine consultant is no other than Pierre Lurton, managing director of St-Émillion's fabulous Château Cheval Blanc.
If you like your right bank Bordeaux, this is a wine for you!
The blend varies from vintage to vintage and the 2003 is 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc.
In the glass, it is deep deep ruby red, a little 'tuilé' with languorous legs.
The nose is sumptuous and meaty. Full of cherry, tobacco, cedar, vanilla poundcake and cassis. There is also a subtle marine air aroma.
On the palate, it is voluptuous, expansive, warm and dry with sour cherry jam and stewed plum notes. The high alcohol content (14%ABV) washes away the chewy tannins and the bright acidity leaving you with a lengthy dark cocoa finish.
This is a food wine! Stunning with a roasted potato, peppers sun-dried tomatoe and sausage dish! Think earthy Mediterranean Feasts!
Santé!

1 Member would buy this wine again

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