Glen Carlou Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

R108.00

R108.00 | Club R91.80

 

Cabernet Sauvignon may be king but he is not the perfect monarch. Bordeaux’s rise to the most classic and renowned wine region was certainly not built on Cabernet alone and for many years even included Shiraz.

Like many monarchs, Cabernet is thick-skinned, providing all the character of colour, tannin and aroma. Cabernet is also versatile, colonising many of the world’s vineyards capable of producing light and elegant through to dark, rich and powerful wines.

Tasting Notes

The ‘King of Reds’.

A rich nose of Cigar box, lead pencil followed by ripe blackberry, red cherry and blackcurrant flavours spilling over the rim. Subtle hints of mint and violet aromas flow into deep layers of dark chocolate and tobacco spice.

Evidence of well integrated French oak, a smooth palate and balanced tannins, all together makes this wine a true reflection of a reputable Simonsberg Cabernet Sauvignon.

Awards

Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

 

Bronze: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016
John Platter Guide 2017: 4 stars

 

Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

 

John Platter Guide 2016: 4 stars

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Additional Information

Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Harvest Date

February & March 2016

Analysis

Alc: 14.35% | RS: 2.3 | TA: 6.1g/l | pH: 3.55

Fermentation

Fermented in open top and closed 10 ton Stainless steel tanks, 3 pump over’s a day with a 2 to 3 week extended maceration up 3 to four weeks.

Ageing

15 months second fill French oak barrels

Bottling Date

October 2017

Winemaker’s Note

Evidence of well integrated French oak, a smooth palate and balanced tannins, all together makes this wine a true reflection of a reputable Simonsberg Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of ripe blackberry, red cherry and blackcurrant flavours with Hints of mint and violet aromas with deep layers of dark chocolate and tobacco spice.

Food Pairing & Recipes

Lamb neck with mint sauce and heirloom carrots or soy braised pork neck with onion apple veloute, baba ganoush and grilled leeks or Moroccan lamb shoulder.

 

Recommended recipe:

 

Beef fillet with grilled asparagus

Fact Sheets

Classic Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Classic Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Classic Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Classic Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Classic Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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