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Distinctive raspberry red berry fruits on the full bodied palate are balanced by the lushness of plum and black currant flavours, supported by ultra fine acidity. A beautifully concentrated mouthfeel with poised oak tannins encouraging a deep and richly textured aftertaste. To date this release was awarded 92 points by Decanter in 2020 and 4 Platter stars that same year.

Glen Carlou Collection Merlot 2018

Region: Paarl

Country: South Africa

Closure: Natural Cork

ABV: 14.5%


  1. 96

    Incredibly pure and intense aromas. High toned. Blueberry. Boysenberry. Flecks of green. A little mint. The palate is gorgeous. Intense fruit supported by bright acidity. Youthful. Cellaring potential. The acidity is very high. Needs time.

  2. 90

    Attractive developed cassis, espresso, amaro aromas with star anise notes. Sweet blackcurrant, espresso flavours, Fine looseknit chalky tannins and underlying chinotto nots.

  3. 95

    Leafy red currant with smokey smudges. Bright fresh and vibrant. Lots of freshness in the acid line with a minty thread and plentiful fine-grained tannins.

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