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Glen Carlou Red Bordeaux Blend Tortoise Hill 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

The Tortoise Hill range derives its name from one of Glen Carlou’s most distinctive landmarks: a rocky hill in the shape of a giant tortoise. Created to add quality and enjoyment to contemporary living, the two vibrantly fruity wines are backed by the Glen Carlou promise of consistent quality. This wine is bright purple-red with a translucent edge. It has a chocolate, cranberry and mulberry nose with cinnamon spice. There is good concentration of flavour: juicy red berries, currants, mulberry and oak spice. Ripe grapes, smooth mouthfeel without overt tannins. Juicy and sweet, finishing dry. To be enjoyed with beef, game and pasta dishes, or at a typical South African styled barbeque. This wine can be drunk now or laid down for further maturation.

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Glen Carlou Vineyards:
A warm welcome to Glen Carlou, situated in the heart of South Africa’s scenic Paarl Valley. The warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters of this area combine with an exciting variety of slopes and the riches of our soils to create unique winegrowing conditions. Glen Carlou was established in 1985 and since 2003 has been successfully owned and run by Hess Family Estates. To harness our farm’s... Read more
A warm welcome to Glen Carlou, situated in the heart of South Africa’s scenic Paarl Valley. The warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters of this area combine with an exciting variety of slopes and the riches of our soils to create unique winegrowing conditions. Glen Carlou was established in 1985 and since 2003 has been successfully owned and run by Hess Family Estates. To harness our farm’s vast winegrowing potential, our vines are meticulously selected in terms of rootstock and clone, while every variety is carefully chosen for its compatibility to the terroir. Yields are kept rigorously low, ensuring that nature’s gifts are distilled in the flavourful grapes that we harvest. And in the cellar our winemaker Arco Laarman and his team join forces with nature to create three distinctive wine ranges. Read less

External Reviews for Glen Carlou Red Bordeaux Blend Tortoise Hill

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
04/19/2010

Tortoise Hill Red 2006 - Glen Carlou: Tortoise Hill Red 2006 - Rotwein von Glen CarlouIm Duft zeigt dieser tiefrote Tortoise Hill Red Aromen von Erdbeere, Schokolade zusammen mit Würznoten von Zimt und reifen Beerenfrüchten. Schön rund und gefällig mit schmeichelnden, weichen Tanninen und reichem Geschmack von wilden Beeren erscheint er am Gaumen. Dies ist ein Wein der sich prima als "Alleinunterhalter" eignet, aber auch zu allen würzigen Fleischgerichten.Weingut: Glen CarlouLand: SüdafrikaRegion: PaarlRebsorten: 26% Merlot, 23% Shiraz, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Mourvedre,                3% Cabernet FrancInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6 g/LRestsüße: 4,5 g/LEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18 °CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (15 Monate)Lagerfähigkeit: 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangAuszeichnungen des Glen Carlou Tortoise Hill Red 2006:3.5 Platter StarsMichelangelo GoldCelebrated Collection - Juliet Cullinan Wine Connoisseur's Awards Rotwein > Südafrika > Paarl - Franschhoek


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
06/26/2010

Schokolade-Aromen, Preiselbeere und Maulbeere mit Zimtwürze Am Gaumen würzig, saftige rote Beeren und dezente Rösttöne der Eiche, weiche Gerbstoffe, samtig im Abgang


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Glen Carlou Tortoise Hill Red 2006: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (15 Monate), lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: PaarlWeingut: Glen CarlouRebsorte: 26% Merlot, 23% Shiraz, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot, 3% Mourvedre, 3% Cabernet FrancRestzucker: 4,5 g/LiterRestsäure: 6 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 0.14 Rotwein



The Tortoise Hill range derives its name from one of Glen Carlou’s most distinctive landmarks: a rocky hill in the shape of a giant tortoise. Created to add quality and enjoyment to contemporary living, the two vibrantly fruity wines are backed by the Glen Carlou promise of consistent quality. This wine is bright purple-red with a translucent edge. It has a chocolate, cranberry and mulberry nose with cinnamon spice. There is good concentration of flavour: juicy red berries, currants, mulberry and oak spice. Ripe grapes, smooth mouthfeel without overt tannins. Juicy and sweet, finishing dry. To be enjoyed with beef, game and pasta dishes, or at a typical South African styled barbeque. This wine can be drunk now or laid down for further maturation.

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