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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
Glen Carlou Grand Classique 2004
Glen Carlou Grand Classique 2004
(search item no. 94201)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $18.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc

The wine is deep red with an intense and brilliant hue. On the nose are aromas of cloves, sandalwood, fresh cassis berries, and dark brambly fruit. Ripe tannins, full sweetness, clean, intense black berries and spice linger on the palate. The finish is long lasting, elegant and balanced with mouth- filling complexity.

The 2004 vintage is a smooth, rich wine with fruit forward character and ripe tannins which means it will age well. It is ideal to drink now with rich food and red meat dishes. The classic structure will allow the wine to mature well for at least 10 years.

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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.