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.
A classic Cabernet Sauvignon named after the distinctive gravel soils in which the vines are planted and the old quarry site where the winery stands today.
Dark, almost black plum, skin purple. Lovely hints of cinnamon and anise, as well as moist tobacco and dark chocolate. Concentration and elegance, cured blackberries infused with ripe tannis and mocha. A rich round mouth feel that is warm and lingering. Some silky cocoa. 18 months 100% New French oak.