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Morgenster Lourens River Valley 1998
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Technical Analysis
Winemaker
: Marius Lategan
Main Variety : Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol : 12.5 %vol
pH : 3.7
RS : <2.5 g/l
Total Acid : 5.9 g/l
Characteristics
Type : Red
Style : Dry
Body : Medium
Taste : Fragrant


Accolades
Platter Guide 2001: 4 stars
Tasting Notes
Colour: Intense plummy colour with a lively purple edge. 
Nose: Blackberries, raspberries and chocolate on the nose with whiffs of vanilla from the French oak.
Palate: Lush berry fruit on the palate, reined in by firm tannins; good balance with long, smooth finish.
Blend Information
53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot
Food Suggestions
Most dishes incorporating game bird, ostrich, small antelope, Karoo lamb
In The Vineyard
1998 proved to be an excellent vintage; deep, lusty reds with sufficient fruit and great tannins for prolonged cellaring.

Vineyard: Stellenbosch
Region: Helderberg ward
In The Cellar
Maturation: 13 months in French oak

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Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2006 *Allocation Marius Lategan Merlot
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Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2004 Marius Lategan Merlot
Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2004 magnum Marius Lategan Merlot
Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2003 magnum Marius Lategan Merlot
Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2003 Marius Lategan Merlot
Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2002 magnum Marius Lategan Merlot
Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2002 Marius Lategan Merlot
Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2001 *Allocation Marius Lategan Merlot
Morgenster Lourens River Valley 2000 Marius Lategan Merlot
Morgenster Lourens River Valley 1999 Marius Lategan Merlot
Morgenster Lourens River Valley 1998 Marius Lategan Cabernet Sauvignon

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P.O. Box 1616, Somerset West, 7129, South Africa
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