Sound the clarion call, ignite the fires, release the pigeons, or just get tweeting - Glen Carlou Zinfandel 09 is an absolute beauty.
If it’s not one of the Cape’s best reds, it’s certainly the best Zinfandel. This wine exudes class, charm and plenty of classic Zin plus some Barolo-like intensity. But wait that’s not all – It’s not only got BLIC – balance, length, intensity and complexity – it’s got the S for savoury version too.
You can expect to find red berries, tea leaf, clove, cedar wood and violets on the nose. The palate is at once juicy and tangy yet dense with fine tannins and velvety textures. It’s shows great tension between the tannin and acids, making it very food friendly and certainly easy to drink without.
Its got everything for Sin freaks to get evangelical. The sad news is that the 09 vintage is their last following the grubbing up of the vineyard. The good news is they have some stock of the 09 – and its only R130 a bottle.