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Morgenster Reserve 2000
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Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Marius Lategan
Main Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol : 13.8 %vol
pH : 3.55
RS : 1.7 g/l
Total Acid : 5.9 g/l
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Full
Taste : Herbaceous


Accolades
Decanter Wine Magazine December 2003: 5 Stars
Jancis Robinson South African Overview 2003: One of 8 Bordeaux blends she listed as favourites "Best category I judged and some of the best I tasted"
Grape Magazine: 4½ Stars 
Platter Guide 2003: 4½ stars
Tasting Notes
Colour: Bright, fresh and intense plum red colour with shades of vermilion in the centre and mauve glints on the rim.
Nose: Fresh nuances of blackcurrant, aniseed and blueberry undertones of vanilla spice, cedar and some oak. A flinty, earthy, mushroom second nose gives one the impression of a unique, terroir-specific character, rather than a single cultivar expression.
Palate: A very tight-grained tannin structure, offers great contrast and structure in the overall character. The symphony of ripe flavours indicate the equality of perfectly ripe grapes at time of harvest. The elegant complexity offered through the diversity of this wine links to the silkiness of its coated tannins. The mouth feel continues through to a long finish and expresses a great purity of style in line with what promises to be a truly classic Bordeaux-style wine.
Ageing Potential
This is our first vintage of Morgenster Estate blend and is a real gem. Limited quantities were made and if you still have some in your cellar it's absolutely gorgeous now and will still has another 5 years to go.
Blend Information
51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot
Food Suggestions
Bold flavour filled pasta, slow oven roast duck, most red meat dishes and especially good with ripe goat's milk Brie.
In The Vineyard
A hot year with predictable, powerful, concentrated reds which bodes very well for the cellaring potential of our wines from this harvest.

Vineyards:Stellenbosch
Region:Helderberg
In The Cellar
16 months in French oak, 80% of which was new.

Other Vintages
Morgenster Reserve 2012 Henry Kotzé Merlot
Morgenster Reserve 2011 Henry Kotzé Merlot
Morgenster Reserve 2010 Henry Kotzé Merlot
Morgenster Reserve 2009 magnum Marius Lategan Cabernet Sauvignon
Morgenster Reserve 2009 Marius Lategan Cabernet Sauvignon
Morgenster Reserve 2008 magnum Marius Lategan Cabernet Sauvignon
Morgenster Reserve 2008 Marius Lategan Cabernet Sauvignon
Morgenster Reserve 2006 magnum Marius Lategan Cabernet Sauvignon
Morgenster Reserve 2006 Marius Lategan Cabernet Sauvignon
Morgenster Reserve 2005 magnum Marius Lategan Merlot
Morgenster Reserve 2005 Marius Lategan Merlot
Morgenster Reserve 2004 magnum Marius Lategan Merlot
Morgenster Reserve 2004 Marius Lategan Merlot
Morgenster Reserve 2003 Marius Lategan Cabernet Sauvignon
Morgenster Reserve 2003 magnum Marius Lategan Cabernet Sauvignon
Morgenster Reserve 2001 Marius Lategan Merlot
Morgenster Reserve 2000 Marius Lategan Cabernet Sauvignon

Tel: +27.218521738   Fax: +27.218520835   Email: info@morgenster.co.za  
P.O. Box 1616, Somerset West, 7129, South Africa
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