Glen Carlou Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

R450.00

R450.00

 

Each year the vineyards that produce fruit of great depths and concentration are selected for this prestigious wine. 2009 was a stand out harvest and has produced wine of great depth and quality.

This wine has a deep crimson appearance and offers a rich bouquet of dark chocolate, tobacco and spice, carried through to the palate, with balanced oak, hints of cinnamon and pine needles.

This wine has aged exceptionally well – it is smooth, full of flavour and an excellent accompaniment to a rich meal or can be further cellared as this vintage has great ageing potential..

 

 

Tasting Notes

Distinct aromas of black cherry and cedar, with notes of pine needles, hints of cinnamon and subtle oak. A full bodied wine, with well-aged and firm tannins, sensitively balanced.

Concentrated, dried currants fill a plush mid-palate, adding to the extended length of this prestigious wine.

Awards

Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Platter Guide 2015 -4.5 stars

Platter Guide 2013 – 4.5 stars

Neal Martin, WIne Advocate – 84 points

International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014 – Silver

Tim Atkin South Africa Report – 91 points

International Wine Challenge 2014 – Silver

Decanter Wine Awards 2014 – Silver

Michelangelo Wine Awards 2014 – Double Gold

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Additional Information

Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Harvest Date

March 2012

Analysis

Alc: 14.5% | RS: 1.9 g/l | TA: 5.2 g/l | pH: 3.58

Fermentation

14 days in stainless steel tanks, followed by 10 days of skin maceration

Ageing

18 months in 100% new French oak 

Bottling Date

July 2015

Winemaker’s Note

One of the most significant qualities of Caberent Sauvignon is its ability to age well, and the Gravel Quarry 2012 is showing its potential.

This wine has a deep crimson appearance and offers a rich bouquet of black cherry and cedar. These flavour profiles are carried through to the palate, with balanced oak, hints of spice and pine needles. The tannins are fine and clean with well balanced acidity. It will age exceptionally well.

Food Pairing & Recipes

Best enjoyed with prime rib on the bone or a slow cooked lamb dish.

 

Recommended recipe:

 

Lamb neck with mint sauce

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