Relatively young by South African standards (and a winemaking tradition more than 350 years old), Glen Carlou was founded in 1985 and is now in the hands of Hess Family Estates. This Chardonnay was sourced from 10 different sites in Paarl and picked over 3 weeks. After ferment, the wine spent an additional 10 months in barrel to knit. Rich and creamy, with waves of lemon curd, tangerine and sun-ripened pear. Acidity is lemon-lined and works to swell the weight. All this intensity is packaged in a 13.5% form, with a glow of warmth on the finish. A fuller style set to take on richer seafood or poultry.