Morgenster

Lourens River Valley Cabernet Franc Blend

9.020 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Stellenbosch, Coastal Region, Western Cape, South Africa
Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has distant baby diaper, wet lavender, moist garden soil, over-ripe black cherry and partially dried black currant. There is a trailing note of alcohol.

Palate has ripe blackcurrant, black raspberry, minor wood influence, faint leather, licorice and light green herbal notes. Medium level of tannins, this bottle has plenty of life ahead, likely better in several more years, 2023-2026.

This Bordeaux-style from South Africa had me at a crossroad, the nose is so distinctly different from the palate. When I first decanted it (~2 hours) it was much more stinky than it is now, I wasn't sure if it would live to enjoy this evening or be destined for tomorrow. But a corner had turned, nose mellowed and it's becoming quite enjoyable.

50% Cabernet Franc, 33% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot

Nose has distant baby diaper, wet lavender, moist garden soil, over-ripe black cherry and partially dried black currant. There is a trailing note of alcohol.

Palate has ripe blackcurrant, black raspberry, minor wood influence, faint leather, licorice and light green herbal notes. Medium level of tannins, this bottle has plenty of life ahead, likely better in several more years, 2023-2026.

This Bordeaux-style from South Africa had me at a crossroad, the nose is so distinctly different from the palate. When I first decanted it (~2 hours) it was much more stinky than it is now, I wasn't sure if it would live to enjoy this evening or be destined for tomorrow. But a corner had turned, nose mellowed and it's becoming quite enjoyable.

50% Cabernet Franc, 33% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot

Aug 18th, 2019
Alex Westner

From Jiko @ Disney World Animal Kingdom Lodge. Medium-bodied, some spice to it. Fantastic.

From Jiko @ Disney World Animal Kingdom Lodge. Medium-bodied, some spice to it. Fantastic.

1 person found it helpfulDec 20th, 2015
Vino Kaela

A good solid Bordeaux blend made from the juice of their younger vines.

A good solid Bordeaux blend made from the juice of their younger vines.

Aug 29th, 2015
Richard Alfred

Drank at Karen and Andrew’s house on 7/19/19 with salmon. Cab Franc. Full bodied. Good fruit. A bit tannic initially but softened with time in the glass.

Drank at Karen and Andrew’s house on 7/19/19 with salmon. Cab Franc. Full bodied. Good fruit. A bit tannic initially but softened with time in the glass.

Jul 20th, 2019
Tom Pilla

Tart and woody, some funk, lively vapors, jolly rancher.

Tart and woody, some funk, lively vapors, jolly rancher.

May 8th, 2019
Jennifer Alvarez

Easy juicy red. Ripe at first then smooth and slightly dry. Green pepper and leather notes

Easy juicy red. Ripe at first then smooth and slightly dry. Green pepper and leather notes

May 7th, 2017
Juliana Colangelo

Baby! But delicious

Baby! But delicious

Jan 12th, 2015
Åsa Öberg

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Feb 13th, 2014
Cosmin Marinescu

Cosmin had this 4 years ago

Cosmin had this 4 years ago

May 21st, 2015
Brian Smith

Brian had this 7 months ago

Brian had this 7 months ago

Feb 15th, 2019