Glen Carlou Syrah 2017 750 ml
Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show 2019 – Gold, 94 points
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.”
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.