Glen Carlou Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Description

Tasting Notes

“This wine has a great structure and is an honest and identifiable Simonsberg Cabernet Sauvignon. Notes of dark fruit, plum, cherry and cigar box are evident on the intriguing nose. Ripe blackberry and dark cherry flavours on the palate support the mint and dark chocolate aftertaste. The tannins, fruit and oak on this noble example are perfectly integrated, resulting in a balanced and full-bodied wine, with a seamless finish”.  Johnnie Calitz (winemaker)

Food Pairing

This wine pairs well with grilled meats – beef fillet, lamb neck or ostrich.

 

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Appellation

Simonsberg-Paarl

Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Harvest Date

March 2018

Analysis

ALC.14%, R.S. 2.3g/L, T.A. 6.1g/L, PH 3.55

Vinification

Grapes for this wine were sourced from 10 different vineyards within the greater Paarl region. Each block was kept separate until final blending. The grapes were cold soaked for a minimum of 5 days before fermentation, and left for at last 12 days on the skins.

Ageing

15 months second fill French oak barrels

Optimum Drinkability

2018 to 2024

Enjoy With

Lamb neck with mint sauce or soy braised pork neck with onion apple veloute, baba ganoush and grilled leeks or ostrich.

Winemaker’s Note

This wine has a great strcuture and is an honest and identifiable Simonsberg Carbernet Sauvignon. Notes of dark fruit, plum, cherry and cigar box are evident on the intriguing nose. Ripe Blackberry and dark cherry flavors on the palate support the mint and dark chocolate aftertaste. The tannins, fruit and oak on this noble example are perfectly integrated, resulting in a balanced and full-bodied wine, with a seamless finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

  • Platter Guide 2020 – 4 stars

Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

  • Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2018 – Silver
  • Platter Guide 2019 – 4 stars
  • Neal Martin Vinous Report 2018 – 87 points

Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

  • Platter Guide 2019 – 4 stars

Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

  • Platter Guide 2018 – 4 stars

Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

  • International Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 – Bronze
  • Platter Guide 2017 – 4 stars

Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

  • Platter Guide 2016 – 4 stars

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