Red

2010 Morgenster Lourens River Valley

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • South Africa
  • Coastal Region
  • Stellenbosch
Drink between 2015 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • Phylloxera63 Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 17, 2021 - Consistent with previous note. Very fruit forward and aromatic. Slight bitterness on aftertaste. Funky wine. In a perfect spot right now and will provide drinking pleasure for the next five years, I’m sure. Not one of the usual suspects!

  • Thek Likes this wine: 90 points

    September 16, 2021 - Deep ruby color. Aromatic nose of fresh hickory smoke, red licorice, pencil shavings, black fruit. Palate matches the nose with smokiness mingled with dark red and black fruit on the front, a bit of acidity on the middle and end, and a smoky finish. Acidity is medium plus, tannins are medium light and slightly coarse.

    This is a nice, powerful, and rich wine that is driven by a smoke-centric profile with black and red fruits rounding out the palate. I don't know much about this winery or why the wine is so smoky, but it's an unusual wine (this is my second bottle of this vintage and both were consistent). It doesn't have the vanilla notes that I think of being associated with barrel toasting, it's more like pure campfire smoke. I enjoyed it, but you have to be ok with an aggressively overpowering wine to like this. 90-91

  • Bfinny00 Likes this wine: 93 points

    September 5, 2021 - This wine is deep ruby in hue with more garnet color developing towards rim. It is very aromatic and its aromas include blackberry, cigar box, and meat. On the palate, it is more fruit forward with black and red fruits really coming out. It is dry with low-medium acidity, medium body, medium tannins, a plush mouthfeel, and a nice medium finish. It is drinking very well for 11 years old and is an incredible QPR ($22). Excellent!

  • pgb67 wrote: 91 points

    April 5, 2021 - I think I need to be drinking more South African wines. Really enjoyed the smoky, earthiness of this wine, along with the aged notes of cherry on the palate. At the 10 year mark, it is absolutely in a great spot. I wouldn't liken it to a Bordeaux as it was uniquely South African - maybe a Cali syrah is the best comp?

  • corkcellar wrote: 90 points

    March 4, 2021 - can not add more than the previous commentator - dead-on!

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Morgenster
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Lourens River Valley
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country South Africa
  • Region Coastal Region
  • SubRegion Stellenbosch
  • Appellation Stellenbosch

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 90 (42%)
  • Consumed 125 (58%)

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