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Morgenhof - The Estate 2005

Bordeaux Blend
Morgenhof - The Estate 2005

Country of Origin

South Africa

Producer Information

Awards

Decanter Awards 2011 Silver
Decanter Rating ****

Key Information

Other Information

  • ABV14%
  • Acidity g/l6.22
  • BodyFull Bodied
  • Drinking From2013
  • Drinking Until2020
  • Grape TypeCabernet Sauvignon
  • Malolactic FermentationNo
  • Ph Level3.66
  • Residual Sugar g/l1.9
  • Serving temperature Degrees C15
  • Style of RedPowerful & Robust
  • Suggested Optimum Year2018
  • Type of closureNatural Cork
  • Vintage2005
  • WinemakerAndries de Klerk

Full ripe flavours of black berries, prune and black cherries entice you on the nose. These intense flavours follow through to a layered and complex palate with added hints of dark chocolate and mixed spice. The tannins are full ripe and supple.

The Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard is planted on W-NW and W-SW slopes at 180m - 240m above sea-level.

The Merlot vineyard is planted on W to SW slopes at 160m - 190m. Malbec is planted on a W slope 155m - 175m. The Cabernet Franc vineyard is planted on a SW slope at 335m - 350m above sea level.

The soil on all these blocks varies from medium to heavy textured, with a moderate structure and shale mother material. The clay content varies from 15% - 25%.

56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec.

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