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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2007
Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 98014)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $10.79

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
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Fresh lime green, with a hint of yellow aroma. Green fruit with a nutty, butterscotch note. Ripe apple, hints of toffee and spice, subtle melon and citrus flavor. The flavors are refreshing, with a great balance of fruit and acidity. Full-bodied with juicy apple flavors, and well integrated oak finish. A mouth watering finish with a touch of citrus and oak general 2007 was a warm vintage that yielded us a full bodied Chardonnay. It is a benchmark Glen Carlou style; a fruit driven wine, nuanced with oak aging and will show very good longevity in the bottle.
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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.