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Glen Carlou Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

R440.00

SPECIAL VINTAGE

 

Each year the vineyards that produce fruit of great depths and concentration are selected for this prestigious wine. 2009 was a stand out harvest and has produced wine of great depth and quality.

This wine has a deep crimson appearance and offers a rich bouquet of dark chocolate, tobacco and spice, carried through to the palate, with balanced oak, hints of cinnamon and pine needles.

This wine has aged exceptionally well – it is smooth, full of flavour and an excellent accompaniment to a rich meal or can be further cellared as this vintage has great ageing potential..

 

 

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Description

Tasting Notes

“A sophisticated and powerful wine which pays tribute to the soil’s identity on one of the most esteemed of the noble varietals. The nose shows layers of ripe blackcurrants, dark berries, dark chocolate and hints of bramble and cedar nuance. A balanced wine, with a full and complex palate rounded out by subtle oak spice and firm tannin”. Johnnie Calitz (winemaker)

Awards

Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Platter Guide 2015 -4.5 stars

Platter Guide 2013 – 4.5 stars

Neal Martin, WIne Advocate – 84 points

International Wine & Spirits Competition 2014 – Silver

Tim Atkin South Africa Report – 91 points

International Wine Challenge 2014 – Silver

Decanter Wine Awards 2014 – Silver

Michelangelo Wine Awards 2014 – Double Gold

Fact Sheets

Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

 

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Harvest Date

March 2011

Analysis

Alc: 14.5%, RS 2.2, TA 6.2g/l, pH 3.57

Fermentation

14 days in stainless steel tanks, followed by 10days on skins

Ageing

18 months in 100% new French oak – Nevers MHT & Les Bertrange HT

Bottling Date

July, 2014

Enjoy With

Richly flavoured meats like ostrich or venison

Winemaker’s Note

This wine has a deep crimson appearance and offers a rich bouquet of dark chocolate, along with primary fruits like blueberries and blackberries. These flavour profiles are carried through to the palate, with balanced oak, hints of cedar and some tobacco leaf. The tannins are fine and clean with well balanced acidity. It will age exceptionally well. I would recommend pairing this with prime rib on the bone or a great slow cooked lamb dish.

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