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    Glen Carlou Grand Classique 2008
    Bordeaux Red Blends - South Africa

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    Ratings

    • RP92
    • WE91
    Price: $20.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 92 The Wine Advocate, 91 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: South Africa

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 109773

    Winemaker's Notes:

    This is Glen Carlou's signature red wine. Rich ruby red in color this wine has aromas of red cherry with hints of young black fruits and oak. Flavors of black cured cherries, with layers of dark chocolate and tobacco with spice. The tannins are beautifully proportioned with mild toasted almond.

    Critical Acclaim:

    The most recent release is the 2008 Grand Classique, a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 14% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, and it is the first vintage that has seen 18 rather than 24 months of oak (40% new). The nose is refined and elegant with blackberry, cedar and a touch of cigar box whilst the palate is medium-bodied with harmonious blackberry, wild strawberry and tart red cherries. Understated and very well balanced, this is a succinct expression of South African Cabernet. Drink now-2017.

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    This blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 14% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc offers a minty character that prevails among the intense black plum and berry aromas and flavors. Well-integrated, with a decadent crushed velvet texture and a long oak-kissed finish reminiscent of dark chocolate-covered cherries.
    Editor's Choice

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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    Paul Levy (2/27/2012)
    Fruit forward with lots of dark berries primary cherries and blueberries. The fruit overlays tobacco and oak. This sine is a steal at $15.
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    cmpxchg (4/10/2012)
    This reminds me more of a beaujolais than a bordeaux. Still it is well executed and enjoyable. Just much lighter and with less body than I expected. I would buy it again for a wam summer day -- perhaps it was made with that in mind in south africa.
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    Victor Markus (3/7/2012)
    Awesome wine!
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    midland (1/29/2012)
    Superb wine. Can't imagine a better party wine. A great bottle and value by any measure.
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    margokrawiec@hotmail.com (12/24/2011)
    I am not a Bordeaux drinker but tried this due to rating, price and reviews. Very smooth had a young taste by that I mean a bit fruity. Did not try it with food specifically but would purchase again to pair with beef.
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    Mark Roberts (3/15/2012)
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