Glen Carlou Syrah 2015

R145.00

R145.00 | Club R123.25

 

Complex and intense bouquet of oriental spice with red berry fruits and a perfumed background of violets, with hints of cinnamon, cloves and white pepper. Lovely structured tannins on the palate exhibit a well balanced wine with blackcurrant overtones and a lingering finish.

 

You say “Shiraz,” I say “Syrah” – it’s the same grape nonetheless. In France it is known and grown as Syrah, and responsible for some of the Northern Rhone’s big, bold red wines. However, in Australia and South Africa it goes by “Shiraz.”

Tasting Notes

Complex and intense bouquet of oriental spice with red berry fruits and a perfumed background of violets, with hints of cinnamon, cloves and white pepper.

Awards

Syrah 2010

 

John Platter Guide 2014: 3 ½ stars
John Platter Guide 2015: 3 ½ stars
John Platter Guide 2017: 3 ½ stars

 

Syrah 2007

 

John Platter Guide 2011: 4 stars
Decanter World Wine Awards – Bronze

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Additional Information

Varieties

Syrah 100%

Harvest Date

February & March 2013

Analysis

Alc: 14% | RS: 2.0 | TA: 5.7g/l | pH: 3.43

Fermentation

3-4 weeks in stainless steel and open fermentation tanks which were pumped over 3-4 times a day as required. 1-2 weeks maceration on skins

Ageing

15 months: 40% new French oak (225 litre) and 60% second fill French oak (225 litre)

Bottling Date

June 2016

Winemaker’s Note

Lovely structured tannins on the palate exhibit a well balanced wine with blackcurrant overtones and a lingering finish. Very classic style with unmistakable Rhone flavours.

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Food Pairing & Recipes

This rich, yet soft and spicy wine is best complimented with a lightly spiced or creamy meat dishes.

Recommended recipe:

 

Harissa crusted ostrich with couscous

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