Cultivars: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Malbec; 13% Merlot; 9% Petit Verdot; 8% Cabernet Franc
Glen Carlou was established in 1985 and since 2003 has been successfully owned and run by Hess Family Estates. To harness the farm’s vast winegrowing potential, the vines are meticulously selected in terms of rootstock and clone, while every variety is carefully chosen for its compatibility to the terroir. Yields are kept rigorously low, ensuring that nature’s gifts are distilled in the flavourful grapes that they harvest. In the cellar, winemaker Arco Laarman and his team join forces with nature to create the Glen Carlou wines.
The maiden vintage of this wine was made in 1989, and it has since gained a strong reputation in the wine world.
Striving towards the perfect blended balance, this complex yet elegant wine has a vibrant dark red colour with hints of herbal and violet aromas folded into layers of dark chocolate and savoury notes, underlined by liquorice spice and dried peach aromas. It is smooth and supple on the palate with ripe tannins, good concentration and persistent plush finish.