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    Glen Carlou Grand Classique 2006
    Bordeaux Red Blends - South Africa

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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 90 Wine & Spirits

    Region: South Africa

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 101753

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The Classique, Glen Carlou's signature wine, displays a rich ruby red color with a youthful cherry skin hue. Aromas of young black fruit and oak, with traces of pencil shavings flavor. Tobacco and black cured cherries, with layers of dark chocolate and spice finish. The tannins are beautifully proportioned with mild toasted almond. Enjoy with lamb cutlets or braised pork belly. The Classique possesses great ageing potential that will show rounder flavors and tannins with bottle age.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This Bordeaux-varietal blend has a particularly intriguing fruit spectrum - brandied cherries and blackberry are immediately apparent, with something almost peachy underneath. The herbal edge of cabernet shows in a smoked tea note that melds with the savory oak. Drink it now with venison.

    90 Points
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    Oban (12/2/2011)
    absolutely wonderful for the money!
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    sean windsor (9/29/2010)
    I enjoy meritages / wines that are not one grape. And - especially for the money - this is one of the best I have had. South Africa is probably better known for its white wines but I encourage you to give this one a swirl.
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    Richard C. (3/21/2011)
    I was pleasantly surprised by this wine. The nose is very different from the taste, which is smooth with dark cherries and an ashy goodness. I bought two more for cellar.
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    KasMD (3/16/2011)
    This was good value. Definitely New World which isn't a criticism but a charateristic. Not the wine to buy if you wanted classic Bordeaux.
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    SteveY (3/8/2011)
    Initially, I found this wine to be rather thin in the mouth. The nose was light, and without much complexity when it first hit the palate. The second day it really opened up. The fruit was more pronounced and the finish lasted much longer. Not bad for the price, but not a 90pt wine in my humble opinion.
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    daboo14 (10/9/2011)
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    LizR (3/25/2011)

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