The wine is a lovely deep, inky purple color in the glass and the nose provides a combination of leather, blackberry, tart cherry, toasted oak and just a hint of baking spice. The taste is quite nice, with some tart cherry and plum up front that transitions to some lovely notes of tobacco and dark chocolate midpalate. The tannins are somewhat young, but they are nicely structured, leading to a long, supple finish that's really very pleasant. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/07/2009-glen-carlou-grand-classique.html
External Reviews for Glen Carlou Red Bordeaux Blend Grand Classique
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It has a lifted bouquet of raspberry and dark plum aromas that needs to develop more complexity. The palate is medium-bodied with a sweet, kirsch-tinged entry. The acidity is very well entwined with the bright redcurrant and strawberry fruit that leads to a bright, vibrant finish.