Sunday, January 20, 2008

Review and Rating: **** $$ Glen Carlou Grand Classique, 2002, South Africa

LIVE Review: This South African red is a blend of cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, malbec, merlot and petit verdot. In the glass, it is opaque black. It sports a strong, old-world aroma, truly stirring. The palate is bold and long, with noticeable and pleasant tannins. Four stars out of five.

Wine Enthusiast awarded 87 points, and said, "Dark red in color, this Bordeaux blend offers sexy aromas of chocolate and cigar box, and has earthy flavors of forest floor, tobacco with a nice spice. Aside from a bulky feel in the mouth, it’s got the whole package, including firm acidity and dry tannins."

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