Glen Carlou

Glen Carlou 1998 Paarl Chardonnay Approximately $15.99/btl.

Alright, who out there in email land knew that South Africa made great wine? Well, it is true. South Africa produces some of the best wines on the market for the buck. From inexpensive everyday drinkers to some little monsters that most of us wouldn't pay for even if it included roundtrip airline tickets. Glen Carlou falls somewhere in the middle of all that. This chewy little wine has fantastic spice to fruit balance that makes this white a world class Chardonnay. It is loaded with vanilla and nutmeg, but still has just the right amount of citrus to separate it from all the other dull 'oaky' Chardonnays out there. Pineapple and fresh pear leave a marching finish that lasts on your palate. (6000 cases produced) $16/bottle


Nick Conti