Morgenster Estate Reserve 2014 wins top Bordeaux trophy in Six Nations Wine Challenge

Morgenster Estate Reserve 2014 has won the top honour, the trophy, in the Bordeaux blend category at the Six Nations Wine Challenge 2018 held in Sydney Australia. 

Alessandra Bertrand of Morgenster said: “This is a very important acknowledgement of our flagship Bordeaux blend as it competed against top Bordeaux blends from six New World producer nations – Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and United States of America.  The Challenge also showcases Morgenster Estate Reserve 2014 to international wine industry dignitaries and media at the trophy presentation and the tasting event where guests sample the choices made by the six judges”.


Federica Bertrand said: “We launched Morgenster Estate Reserve 2014 to the South African media and members of the wine industry in May 2018. At that time, it was only sold on allocation. Because of the interest this trophy will generate, we are releasing a limited number of bottles available only from the tasting room at R476 a bottle plus courier cost – or +27 (0)21 852 1738”.

As usual the blending of Morgenster Estate Reserve 2014 was done by cellar master Henry Kotzé in consultation with Pierre Lurton of Château Chevel Blanc.  “This is Morgenster Reserve, so expect nothing less than amazing”, Kotzé said. “It was crafted from the Schapenberg mountainsides to create memories from now until 20 years in the future. There is terrific intensity on the nose which is perfumed with plum, red and black berry richness, almonds and coffee with toffee, and classical pencil shavings, cigar box and cassis. The mouth filling elegance has a heavier cashmere feel of tannins finely interwoven with sweeter dark berry fruit. Balanced acidity over minerality helps to harness the youthfulness of the fruit”, he said. Tasting note:

The Six Nations Wine Challenge, begun in 2003, judges wines from six New World nations – Australia, Canada, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and United States of America. One influential wine judge from each country is invited to list their country’s top 100 wines covering 16 typical varietal classes. By invitation from the Challenge head office, wines are then shipped to a secret location in Sydney where judges convene for a week in August to judge wines blind by numbers. When the judges left to go home they were unaware of the winners until the news embargo date.  

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