Glen Carlou Syrah proves its pedigree

Wednesday, 10 November, 2004
Glen Carlou
The GLEN CARLOU SYRAH 2003 has proved once again what a fine "Syrah terroir" exists on this little piece of paradise in Paarl.

Despite the plethora of wine awards around nowadays and the scepticism with which press releases are acknowledged, every once in a while, a wine stands out head and shoulders above the rest due to the consistency with which it is crowned.

The GLEN CARLOU SYRAH 2003 was awarded the South African Airways Trophy for "Best Red Wine" on Saturday 6th  November. This follows on the gold medals it won at the 2004 Veritas awards as well as the 2004 Michaelangelo International awards.

The glory of "Best International Red Wine" and Grand Gold award at Mundus Vini in Germany last month, together with a world-wide listing for Lufthansa First Class in 2006 further emphasised the world-wide appeal for the wine.

Unfortunately there is very little stock remaining of the 4000 cases produced as those in the know have placed their orders well in advance, but there is still some wine available for sale at the winery.

The good news is that Glen Carlou decided a few years ago to focus on Syrah in a big way and new plantings of Syrah, Mourvedre and Viognier will allow production to grow steadily in the future!