Glen Carlou Syrah 2017

R160.00

R160.00 | Club R136.00

 

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

Powerful combination of sweet cherry, mulberry and blackcurrant fruit combined with the clear yet subtle fragrance of dried peaches and star anise. Finely grained tannins support a full bodied delicate Syrah, which unquestionably is the best of recent vintages.

Awards

Syrah 2017

Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2019 – Gold, 94 points

 

Syrah 2015

Platter Guide – 3.5 stars

 

Syrah 2010

Platter Guide 2014 – 3.5 stars
Platter Guide 2015 – 3.5 stars
Platter Guide 2017 – 3.5 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

March 2017

Analysis

Alc. 14.5% R.S. 2.7g/l T.A. 6.6g/l pH 3.34

Fermentation

The total crop was fermented half and half, naturally and inoculated. Fermentation was initiated in open top 4 ton tanks. Pump overs and punch downs were undertaken regularly to maximise extraction. The wine was left on skins for 20 days after fermentation was completed.

Ageing

French oak, and a small portion of American oak, was used to barrel age for 16 months—split between 30% new, 40% 2nd and 30% 3rd fill in 225l barriques.

Bottling Date

July 2017

Winemaker’s Note

“Powerful combination of sweet cherry, mulberry and blackcurrant fruit combined with the clear yet subtle fragrance of dried peaches and star anise. Finely grained tannins support a full-bodied delicate Syrah, which unquestionably is the best of recent vintages”. Johnnie Calitz

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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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