Glen Carlou was delighted to hear that America’s Wine Spectator magazine rated two of our wines at 90 points in its March 4 Insider edition. David Finlayson, CEO & Cellar Master said , “We are very proud of the ratings received in Wine Spectator for the Gravel Quarry 2006 and the Grand Classique 2005 as they underwrite and award the fruit forward, yet complex style of wines that Glen Carlou produces today. We believe that our standing as a producer of premium quality South African wines is further enhanced with International acclaim of this nature”.
The 2005 Grand Classique is available from the farm, as well as limited quantities of 2006 Gravel Quarry.
Below are the descriptors in the Wine Spectator, Insider:-
Cabernet Sauvignon Paarl Gravel Quarry 2006 – 90 points
A ripe, muscular style, with dark currant, cocoa powder and fig sauce notes laid over a broad, fleshy frame. The solid finish lets the fruit linger over a loamy note. Cuts a broad swath. Drink now through 2011. – James Molesworth
Grand Classique Paarl 2005 – 90 points
A dark, winey version, with solid grip to the macerated black currant, fig sauce and espresso notes that pump through the finish, where a nice hint of iron lingers. Rock-solid. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2011. – James Molesworth
Source: Wine Spectator Insider, March 4 2009