Glen Carlou Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

R405.00

R405.00 | Club R344.25

 

This wine has a deep crimson appearance and offers a rich bouquet of dark chocolate, along with primary fruits like blueberries and blackberries. These flavour profiles are carried through to the palate, with balanced oak, hints of cedar and some tobacco leaf. It will age exceptionally well.

 

Each year the vineyards that produce fruit of great depths and concentration are selected for this prestigious wine.

Tasting Notes

There is no mistaking Cabernet’s blackcurrant scent. Like many monarchs, Cabernet Sauvignon is thick-skinned, providing all the character of colour, tannin and aroma.

Awards

Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

 

91 points: Tim Atkins Master of Wine 2017 Medals of Excellence Report
Silver: International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016
John Platter Guide 2017: 4.5 stars * and listed under “Highly recommended”

 

Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

 

John Platter Guide 2016: 4.5 stars *
Gold: Decanter, UK: 2015
Gold Outstanding: International Wine and Spirit competition, UK: 2015
Silver: Veritas Wine Awards 2015

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Additional Information

Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Harvest Date

March 2011

Analysis

Alc: 14.5% | RS: 2.2 | TA: 6.2g/l | pH: 3.57

Fermentation

14 days in stainless steel tanks, followed by 10days on skins

Ageing

18 months in 100% new French oak – Nevers MHT & Les Bertrange HT

Bottling Date

July 2014

Winemaker’s Note

This wine has a deep crimson appearance and offers a rich bouquet of dark chocolate, along with primary fruits like blueberries and blackberries. These flavour profiles are carried through to the palate, with balanced oak, hints of cedar and some tobacco leaf. 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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