Glen Carlou Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

R424.00

R424.00 | Club R360.40

 

This wine has a deep crimson appearance and offers a rich bouquet of dark chocolate, along with primary fruits like black cherry and currents. These flavour profiles are carried through to the palate, with balanced oak, hints of cinnamon and pine needles. 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

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

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 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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