Colour: Dark plum, concentrated centre and opaque to the edges
Nose: Enticing with almonds, coffee and sweet caramel, and alluring sniffs of cassis and vanilla pods. Great freshness with hits of blackberry sweetness.
Palate: Elegant entry, very plush and immediately filling. Sweeter dark berry fruit very evident, which contributes well to balancing the minerality which adds a lot of weight.
Most young bold Bordeaux blends pair well with something hearty. Big flavours abound, and team well with a prime piece of beef or lamb, accompanied by something creamy.
This wine will really appreciate a bit of air up front. Restrained and sometimes quite closed at first. This already is a sign of age to come. The 2006 is pacing itself, holding firm to our beliefs that it will still be going in 10 years time
|John Platter Ratings||4.5 stars|
|Winery / Producer||Morgenster Estate|
|Maturity||Ready, but will keep|
|Grape Variety||Bordeaux Style Red Blend|
|Bottle Size||Bottle 75cl|
|Residual Sugar||2.13 g/l|