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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2002
Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2002
(search item no. 75382)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Number 21 on Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2004!

The color is yellow with green hues. The aroma, spicy, tropical fruit – melon, pawpaw with cinnamon undertones.

This Chardonnay has rich complex layers of fruit set in a classic French style. The finish has long lasting flavors on the palate with full mouth feel.

Made in the classic Glen Carlou style, this wine will mature well and will show rich, full citrus flavors as it ages. Glen Carlou Chardonnay is excellent with good food and great company.

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About Glen Carlou:

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.