2008 Glen Carlou Grand Classique, Pearl Valley, South Africa, $16 (S) – Rating 91
This blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 14% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc presents a rich nose of dark berry, cherry and chocolate. Abundant flavors of black cherry, ripe plum, strawberries, spice and tobacco are well integrated soft tannins and a touch of oak. Close your eyes and savor the finish. A great value.