Glen Carlou Grand Classique 2015

R150.00

R150.00 | Club R127.50

 

Striving towards the perfect blended balance, this complex yet elegant wine has a vibrant dark red colour with hints of herbal and violet aromas folded into layers of fruit, dark chocolate and savoury notes.

It is smooth and supple on the palate with ripe tannins, good concentration and persistent plush finish.

 

The name Bordeaux derives from the French au bord de l’eau which means “along the waters”. Bordeaux red wine is typically Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

Tasting Notes

This wine displays integrated cassis and blackberry fruits with hints of cinnamon and spice on the nose. It exhibits ripe and concentrated briary fruit with cherry and chocolate flavours on the palate. It has a long finish, balanced by fine tannins, a rich texture and subtle acidity.

Awards

Grand Classique 2012

 

Silver: International Wine and Spirit competition: 2015
John Platter Guide 2016: 4 stars
John Platter Guide 2017: 4 stars

 

Grand Classique 2011

 

John Platter Guide 2015: 4 stars
Neil Martin, Wine Advocate: 86 points, October 2014
Silver: International Wine and Spirit Competition 2014
Taj Classic Wine Trophy 2014: Bacchus Trophy
Miguel Chan: 92 points
Tim Atkin: 88 points
Marc Hinton, Enobytes: 91 points

Additional Information

Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon 28% | Merlot 22% | Petit Verdot 18%| Malbec 22% | Cabernet Franc 10%

Harvest Date

February & March 2015

Analysis

Alc: 14.34% | R.S 2.3 | T.A 6.0g/l | pH 3.57

Fermentation

3-4 weeks in stainless steel tanks which were pumped over 3-4 times a day as required. 1-2 weeks maceration on skins

Ageing

18 months: 30% new French oak (225 litre, 40% second fill and 30% third fill French oak (225 litre)

Bottling Date

September 2017

Winemaker’s Note

Intense bright red with a dark purple hue in the glass; the 2015 Grand Classique displays integrated fruit and spicy notes on the nose. It has a long finish, balanced by fine tannins, a rich texture and subtle acidity.
It is the ideal red wine to lie down in your cellar for up to 10 years, whereby you will be richly rewarded.

Food Pairing & Recipes

Enjoy with beef sirloin, oxtail and smoked bone marrow croquette, celeriac puree, poached pear, celeriac and hazelnut dressing.

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