A magnificent vintage

Glen Carlou Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Glen Carlou Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
  • GCA-052017
  • Wonderful fruit with a touch of cedar
  • Complex and balanced red wine
  • Multiple awards, including 4.5 John Platter stars
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Delivery time 2-5 Workdays

34.95€ 46.60€/l

Prices incl. VAT shipping costs not included

This vintage was a spectacular year for the full-bodied Glen Carlou Gravel Quarry Cabernet...
This vintage was a spectacular year for the full-bodied Glen Carlou Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon - and you can taste that as well. The complexity of this red wine is already evident in its complex bouquet. Wonderful fruit aromas of mulberries and ripe black currants impress the senses of the connoisseur, while undertones of walnuts and cedar provide a spicy component. On the palate, the aromatic red wine, which has matured for 24 months in barriques, delights with its great balance and well-structured tannins. Enjoy a powerful wine like the Glen Carlou Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon best with dark meat or game dishes. But the wine is also a culinary delight on its own.


Jg. 2017
4.5 John Platter Stars, Decanter Gold, IWSC Silver, The Michelangelo Gold, Veritas Silver, Tim Atkin 91 Points
Jg. 2015
Old Mutual Trophy Bronze
Jg. 2011
4.5 John Platter Stars, IWSC Silver, Robert Parker 87 Points, The Michelangelo Silver, Tim Atkin 91 Points

Goes With:

Glen Carlou Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Grape Varieties:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Glen Carlou
Importer/ Distributor:
CAPREO GmbH- Gildeweg 10- 46562 Voerde- Germany
Food Business Operator:
CAPREO GmbH, Gildeweg 10, 46562 Voerde, Germany
Glen Carlou, Klapmuts - Simondium Rd, 7625 Klapmuts, Südafrika
Bottle Cap:
34.95€ / bottle à 0,75 l
Filling Quantity:
0,75 l
Alcohol Strength:
14,5 % Vol.
7 g/l
Residual Sugar:
3,7 g/l
Serve at:
16-18 °C
Best before:
In the Cellar:
The wine matured in barriques for 24 months.

Glen Carlou – A Success Story From Paarl

Founded in 1985, the comparatively young Glen Carlou winery has acquired an excellent reputation and nowadays belongs to the leading producers in South Africa. The basis for that was laid by Walter Finlayson when he decided to purchase the back-then unused Glen Carlou farm at the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountain including 145 hectares of land. Plenty of hard work and investments set the course for the start of the first red and white wine production in 1988 – it hence took only three years until the first wines were produced. Seven years later, the Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess purchased some shares of the South African winery and fully managed it with the Hess Group from 2003 until 2016. Now, the new owner Wayne Pitout with his technology company Pactolus Consortium continues the success story of Glen Carlou.

Great Continuity in the Heart of Paarl

Located in the heart of the Winelands of Paarl, Glen Carlou harvests the grapes for the excellent quality wines on 58 hectares on the foothills of the Simonsberg Mountain. The prevailing climate is Mediterranean with warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. Furthermore, a varied hill landscape with slate and clay soils offer excellent conditions for the cultivated vines. With plenty of dedication, expertise, outstanding care and continuity, great wines are created that mirror their unique terroir. Continuity is also apparent when it comes to the staff: Johnnie Calitz is only the fourth winemaker in Glen Carlou’s history. His mission is to create elegant and unique wines – and you can taste this with every bottle of the Classic and the Prestige Collection.

Art and Culinary Delicacies In Front Of Breathtaking Nature

Besides the excellent bottles, there is plenty to discover at Glen Carlou, for example an art gallery with modern pieces from South African artists or a Zen garden with a calm atmosphere in which you can enjoy the native nature. Not only the plant species of the South African fynbos find a home here, but also numerous types of birds. Speaking of nature: sustainability is very important for Glen Carlou. The winery is a member of the Biodiversity & Wine Initiative and continually works on reducing its carbon footprint. The breathtaking landscape can also wonderfully be enjoyed from the terrace of the excellent restaurant with its innovative and seasonal cuisine.