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Glen Carlou Grand Classique 2003

Glen Carlou Grand Classique 2003

Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa

Price: $22.99
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The 2010 vintage is available for: $14.99
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Item No. 90720
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot

This wine follows the "classic" style blends that Glen Carlou has been making from their first vintage in 1989. The 2003 vintage is a big, rich wine with fruit forward character and ripe tannins.

Deep ruby red with a purple tinge in color with aromas of cloves, sandalwood, and fresh cassis berries, and dark brambly fruit, this wine has ripe tannins with intense fruit reminiscent of black berries. The wine finishes long and full in the mouth with excellent balance.

The classic wine structure will allow the wine to mature well for at least 10 years, but it is also ideal to drink now with rich food and red meat dishes.

Learn About Glen Carlou Map ItMap It

Glen Carlou was established in 1985, and since 2003, Glen Carlou has been solely owned and operated by Hess Family Estates. Glen Carlou is located in the picturesque Paarl Valley in the Cape Winelands in South Africa. They enjoy a Mediterranean climate of warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. An exciting variety of slopes and the riches of their soils create unique winegrowing conditions, while judicious vineyard practices ensure the cultivation of healthy flavorsome grapes reflecting the inherent characteristics of their terroir.

Learn About South Africa

South Africa A long history of growing grapes and making wine, but less of a history on exporting it, and even lesser on the quality aspect. At the turn of the century (1900, that is), a surplus of wine in South Africa created a hierarchy of cooperatives, the biggest and best known being KWV. This organization seemed to favor quantity over quality and had most...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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