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Glen Carlou Grand Classique

Wine Details

Vineyard

Glen Carlou

Style

Red

Region

South AfricaAfrica

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) Grand Classique is a blend of the five noble grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Giving you a good depth of color, soft, round and showing some nice body. These wines often have great fruit concentration, softer tannins and are long-lived.

The Grand Classique varieties are from selected vineyard sites - handpicked, crushed, macerated, fermented and aged in French Oak Barrels separately. This way each variety enhances its character to bring this blend to its best.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) "Dark, brooding style, with dark chocolate and espresso notes holding sway over black currant and cassis fruit. Thick, muscular texture and a long cocoa-stained finish complete the picture. A bit brutish now, but may open up to show more elegance. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2006. 1,800 cases imported. (JM) "
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 76/100 - As reviewed by Int'l Wine & Spirits Comp. on 11/01/06
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast