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Winery of the Week: GlenWood

Owner Alastair Wood left a career in business consulting to set up his picturesque estate at Robertsvlei in Franschhoek Valley, with its characterful boutique winery and Le Bon Vivant restaurant. Under longtime winemaker, DP Burger, they have built a reputation for standout chardonnay and consistent quality throughout the range.

GlenWood Grand Duc range Chardonnay 2011

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Category: Chardonnay wooded  |  sub-category: Chardonnay wooded

Range motto 'Pursuit of Perfection' shows in outstanding 2011, vinified as above & showing fine, intense citrus, nut & vanilla flavours in a crisp, elegant structure & long, succulent finish. For luxury crayfish dishes, now & for many years. Wine tasted by Winnie Bowman More »

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GlenWood Chardonnay Vigneron's Selection 2012

Category: Chardonnay wooded  |  sub-category: Chardonnay wooded

Barrel-fermented 2012 seduces with multidimensional aromas of citrus, pear, white flowers & roasted nuts. Wonderfully sumptuous, without being weighty, reflecting the judicious oaking regime (13 months). Will reward those who wait. Wine tasted by Winnie Bowman More »

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GlenWood Merlot 2011

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Category: Merlot  

Smooth 2011 is complex & harmonious, with chocolate-dipped ripe plums. Rich fruit flavours are tempered by spicy tannins. Balanced, with good ageing potential. Wine tasted by Winnie Bowman More »

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GlenWood Merlot-Shiraz 2011

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Category: Red blends, other  |  sub-category: Red blends, other

Medium-bodied, friendly 2011 trumps previous with balanced sweet fruit & soft vanilla notes. WO Coastal. Wine tasted by Winnie Bowman More »

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GlenWood Sauvignon Blanc 2013

Category: Sauvignon blanc unwooded  |  sub-category: Sauvignon blanc unwooded

Exuberant 2013 a step up from 2011 () with vibrant tropical fruit flavours; crisp yet mouthfilling, zesty lemon finish, modest 12.5% alcohol. 2012 sold out untasted. Wine tasted by Winnie Bowman More »

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GlenWood Semillon Vigneron's Selection 2012

Category: Semillon wooded  |  sub-category: Semillon wooded

Wild yeast fermented 2012 offers lingering wafts of peach, nut, spice & flowers. Rich & silky, with a fruit-filled toasty conclusion inviting ageing. Wine tasted by Winnie Bowman More »

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GlenWood Grand Duc range Syrah 2011

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Category: Shiraz/syrah  |  sub-category: Shiraz/syrah

This range only in exceptional vintages, which 2011 clearly is. Bunch pressing, wild yeast fermentation & 100% new oak yield supremely elegant, layered wine. Richly textured, smoothly concentrated fruit flavours mingle with well-judged wood to unflagging finish. Some Stellenbosch fruit. For the long haul. Wine tasted by Winnie Bowman More »

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GlenWood Unwooded Chardonnay 2012

Category: Chardonnay unwooded  |  sub-category: Chardonnay unwooded

2012 is a breath of fresh air with vibrant clean citrus & apple flavours. Poised & intense, there's a spicy/creamy element in the finish which is very moreish. Wine tasted by Winnie Bowman More »

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