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Glen Carlou Classic Chardonnay
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Glen Carlou Classic Chardonnay 2014

Paarl, Coastal Region, South AfricaRelatively young by South African standards (and a winemaking tradition more than 350 years old), Glen Carlou was founded in 1985, and now in the hands of Hess Family Estates. This chardonnay was sourced from ten different sites in Paarl, and picked over three weeks. After ferment, the wine spent an additional ten months in barrel to knit. Rich and creamy, with waves of lemon curd, tangerine and sunripened pear. Acidity is lemon-lined and works to swell the weight. All this intensity is packaged in a 13.5 percent form, with a glow of warmth on the finish. A fuller style set to take on richer seafood or poultry.Tasted: 05 June 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 20.00 private wine stores Producer: Glen CarlouCSPC: 577791