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Glen Carlou Syrah 2005

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"To produce this dense and powerful wine, half the crop is dropped during the growing season. Aromas of spicy blackberry and toasty oak lead to complex flavours of ripe berry fruit, violet and currant on the smooth palate. "

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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

Member Reviews for Glen Carlou Syrah

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Snooth User: colinrchorley
330901,228
4.00 5
09/01/2009

Very impressed by this. Deep dark ruby colour and bold dark fruit with hints of oak, spice, a little smoke and pepper and large amounts of depth. Tannins are a little strong and a bit of residue left behind but overall an excellent SA Syrah for a reasonable price.


Snooth User: Philippe
3109786
4.00 5
05/17/2008

A bold juicy wine. Great flavour - jammy fruits of the forest, mainly red currant and blue berry. Excellent stuff. Not what you call a sophisticated wine, but very drinkable none the less. Only slightly tannic, but also little acidity. 14.5% alcohol. Would probably keep for 3 or 4 years. We paid £14, which is a fair price.


Snooth User: Mike Madaio
1068140152,096
4.00 5
09/24/2012

This syrah is freaking awesome! Huge meaty notes, dark fruits, yet somehow manages bright acidity. Great example of South Africa blending old and new world styles brilliantly.


Snooth User: fdarcio
2306015
0.00 5
08/07/2009

August 2009, really disappointing, I keeping this wine for a special occasion as it was one of the medium expensive in my trip to South Africa, but as I was checking corks in my cellar, this was starting to rotten. Th glass is also weirdly dark with deposits over it. If you have it don't keep, drink asap.


Snooth User: martins2002
2776572,763
4.00 5
11/19/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Glen Carlou Syrah

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Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
02/24/2010

Glen Carlou Syrah 2005: Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (12 Monate), lagerfähig 7 - 10 Jahre ab JahrgangJahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: PaarlWeingut: Glen CarlouRebsorte: 94% Shiraz, 5% Mourvedre,1% ViognierRestzucker: 3 g/LiterRestsäure: 7 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 14,5 % Rotwein



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"To produce this dense and powerful wine, half the crop is dropped during the growing season. Aromas of spicy blackberry and toasty oak lead to complex flavours of ripe berry fruit, violet and currant on the smooth palate. "

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 2.25 g/l grams per liter

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